Disney has announced they will be making a live-action version of Walt Disney’s first animated feature film, Snow White.
With the success of their recent live-action films that were adapted from previous animated films, such as Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book, Disney seems to be fully committed to these retellings. They already have high hopes for next year’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. They’re also already working on live-action versions for Mulan, Aladdin, and The Lion King. So, why not add Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the list?
Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) has signed on to write the screenplay for the movie. No doubt, will girl-power still rising in movies and TV, this version of Snow White will likely be more fierce than the original, and may even possibly not fall in love (at least, not right away) to the Prince.
The original animated film was released in 1937, so there’s definitely room to give it the modern update that many people are anxious for. With demands for more diversity in film, there’s a chance for Wilson to really give it a modern story. We’d definitely like to see more characters of color, and there’s a chance to make that happen for this movie, if anything.
Other notables that will be involved in the movie are songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who both wrote the lyrics for the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling movie musical, La La Land. Pasek and Paul will be writing new music for the film. Marc Platt, who is already working on Mary Poppins Returns, will be producing.