Live-Action ‘Bambi’ Remake In The Works From ‘Captain Marvel’ Co-Writer | Film News
Well, this isn’t particularly surprising, is it? We’ve already been treated to live-action remakes of Disney classics such as The Lion King, Aladdin, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, just to name a few, so it’s not a shock to hear that another Disney classic is getting the same treatment. A live-action Bambi film is in the works.
The writers are already in place for this one. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who co-wrote Captain Marvel for the studio, will co-write the film alongside Lindsay Beer (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser). The duo, alongside Nicole Perlman, also run Known Universe – a production banner focused on female-helmed genre stories.
It’s unclear how far from the original film the new version’s narrative will stray. Reportedly, Disney is aware that Bambi tells a smaller story rather than the mythical scale of something like The Lion King, and aims to keep the live-action version’s scope similarly modest. We’ll see whether that remains the same once the budget starts ballooning and/or executives begin panicking.
The studio will probably aim for something similar to the the photorealistic CGI tactics employed in all their other “live-action” remakes. At this point, you’re either on the Disney live-action remake train or you’re not. If so, this is exciting news. If not, this is just another cynical cash grab.
Don’t be surprised if the studio asks Jon Favreau to direct again. He’s already helmed the Jungle Book and Lion King remakes to great commercial success. Plus, his work on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian has been praised. He’s a trustworthy guy for the studio right now.
This is, of course, not the only live-action remake Disney is developing. Mulan hits later this year, while remakes of The Little Mermaid and Pinocchio are on the way as well.
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