Disney is slotting 1973’s animated “Robin Hood” as its next “live-action” remake. Like “The Lion King,” the new film will be a mix of CG/and live-action, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the ’70s version, there are no human characters: Robin Hood and Maid Marian were foxes, Little John was a Bear and the cowardly Prince John a mane-less lion. The remake will be a musical, like the original, which featured songs by Roger Miller, who played strolling musician Alan-a-Dale.
Carlos Lopez Estrada, whose films include “Blindspotting” and Sundance hit, “Summertime,” which featured some stunning musical sequences, will direct. The script is which is being written by Kari Granlund, who wrote last year’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.”
Disney recently announced it is planning a remake of 1942 classic “Bambi,” as well.