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Old 01-19-18, 04:14 PM
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Disney's Sword in the Stone -- live action

JANUARY 19, 2018 11:36am PT by Borys Kit
Disney's 'Sword in the Stone' Live-Action Remake Finds Director (Exclusive)

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will direct from a script written by 'Game of Thrones' scribe Bryan Cogman.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, perhaps best known for directing the zombie thriller 28 Weeks Later, is in negotiations to helm The Sword in the Stone, Disney's live-action reimagining of the studio's 1963 animated fantasy.

Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, wrote the script for the project, which is being produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book).


Stone was the final movie released by the studio before Walt Disney’s death; it takes a lighthearted view of the legend of King Arthur, focusing on the young Arthur being mentored by the magician Merlin.

It was loosely based on T.H. White’s novel of the same name, which later became part of White’s multibook Arthurian fantasy, The Once and Future King.

Stone is the second Arthurian project the studio is developing as it's also working on The Merlin Saga, with Ridley Scott circling the tale of the powerful wizard's rise.

Louie Provost is overseeing Stone for the studio.

Fresnadillo’s hiring points to the direction in which the remake will head. The filmmaker is known for his dark tones and directed the 2011 horror movie Intruders as well as the pilots for USA thriller Falling Water and CBS’ end-of-the-world drama Salvation.

He is repped by UTA.
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Re: Sword in the Stone (Disney)

I always preferred the lesser known Disney movies. The sword and the stone, and Robin Hood are still my favorite Disney cartoons. I’m not surprised they are trying to do a live action remake of it.
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Re: Sword in the Stone (Disney)

Funny. As I was reading comments, not realizing this was a thread bump, I was thinking this could be a great candidate for a live-action remake.

As for the original, it's one of those titles I'd watch whenever it was on. I haven't seen it since I was a kid, though, so not sure how it holds up for me now.
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Re: Disney's Sword in the Stone -- live action

A live action King Arthur film. Why didn't I think of that?
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Re: Disney's Sword in the Stone -- live action

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A live action King Arthur film. Why didn't I think of that?
I wonder if they’ll do a live action Robin Hood next. If they’re going to they better do it quick before someone else thinks of it.
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Re: Disney's Sword in the Stone -- live action

...and a live-action Mu--

Oh, wait.




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