No, its not a joke. A live action remake of The Sword in the Stone is happening and it’s going to be perfect. Disney’s success with Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella has sparked a confidence in the industry that Disney live-actions aren’t such a terrible idea (if done right). Done right was definitely what Cinderella was, and this gives us hope for the forever growing list of live-action Disney Classics coming our way.
We will be expecting Pinocchio written by Paul Thomas Anderson, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast (expected 2017), Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Fantasia and an Aladdin prequel. Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is set to create the script and earlier tweeted a photograph of himself pulling The Sword in the Stone at Disneyland – captioned “research“. Brigham Taylor will produce the classic. The film revolves around a young boy who is destined to be King Arthur and is given somewhat of an education by an amnesiac wizard called Merlin.