Robin Hood remake in the works at Disney+
James R | On 13, Apr 2020
Robin Hood is the next Disney classic being lined up for the remake treatment.
The 1973 animation, part of the studio’s Wolfgang Reitherman era, is one of the most beloved Disney films, thanks to its combination of a well-known tale, playful animation and catchy songs (including Love, which was nominated for an Oscar). If Disney fans of a certain age aren’t singing Oo De Lally to themselves, they’re still swooning over the depiction of Robin Hood as a charismatic fox – joined by Little John (a bear), Friar Tuck (a badger), Maid Marian (a female fox), Prince John (a cowardly lion) and the Sheriff of Nottingham (a cunning wolf).
Now, those characters will be given a live-action/CGI refresh in another anthropomorphic take on the tale – one that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be a musical.
The film will be directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting) and is being written by Kari Granlund. Granlund is no stranger to the House of Mouse, having penned the recent live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp with Andrew Bujalski, and co-written Disney+ film Godmothered, which is in post-production.
Justin Springer (Dumbo, TRON Legacy) is producing, with the project in early development having been ordered just before the Hollywood lockdown.
The movie will debut directly on Disney’s streaming service Disney+.