As reported by Variety, Marc Webb who is known to have directed The Amazing Spiderman, 500 Days of Summer as well as Gifted has now undertaken a new project of directing a live-action remake of the most beloved cartoon of Disney, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Disney expected to remake Snow White
Marc Webb made his name in the industry with the Anti-Rom-Com: 500 Days Of Summer. Webb is best known for directing The Amazing Spider-Man movie and its sequel starring Andrew Garfield.
He is anticipated to be the top choice of Disney to steer the remaking of Snow White. Snow White released in 1937, holds an extraordinarily important place in the canon of Disney. This is because it is the first ever feature-length animated film that was released.
TIL before its release "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was nicknamed "Disney’s Folly" because no one had ever made a feature-length animated film before 1937 and critics thought it would flop. It instead became the highest-grossing film of that year. from movies
After the successful remaking of many of its animated films including Aladdin which earned around 267 million dollars worldwide the company has now turned its attention towards its very first cartoon film that is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However, at the present moment, Disney refuses to give any comments on the topic.
— Variety (@Variety) May 30, 2019
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The screenwriter of The Girl On The Train, Erin Cressida Wilson is supposed to write the script that will weave its way through the original story and music of the animated classic.
Justin Paul and Benj Pasek who have previously paired up to compose the hit songs of The Greatest Snowman as well as Hugh Jackman musical have been assigned the task of writing the new songs for the remake. The movie will be produced by Marc Platt.
Paul and Pasek earlier partnered with Marc Platt for La La Land. They also partnered for the Dear Evan Hansen which was an acclaimed stage musical.
— IGN (@IGN) May 30, 2019
Disney would have to compete with the several recent adaptations of the Snow White movie. These include Mirror Mirror released in 2012 starring Lily Collins. Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart is also a part of the same list.
The movie left an ingrained mark in the minds of its audience becoming an even more unforgettable sequel.
Clearly, Disney has undertaken a massive challenge this time. Let’s hope that Disney beings some big names of our favourite stars also associated with the project so as to give extra bling of excitement.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) May 30, 2019
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