Disney hopes The Sword in the Stone will launch live-action movie franchise

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Ok, either some one at Disney is trolling us or they are really serious about remaking every animated feature into a live-action blockbuster. The latest movie to get the live-action treatment is “The Sword and The Stone” a retelling of the classic T.H. White story of the same name.

The 1963 film was the last Disney release before Walt Disney’s death. In it, a young King Arthur is trained by the wizard Merlin while avoiding the villain Mad Madame Mim.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Cogman, a writer on HBO’s epic  Game of Thrones, has been hired to write the script.

I actually like this idea. The King Arthur mythology is deep and rich for stories. Yes, it’s all been explored before in various media. However, no one has yet been able to get a good Arthurian,movie franchise going in decades. If any studio could, Disney can.

Do you think it should be based more off the book or the animated movie?

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One thought on “Disney hopes The Sword in the Stone will launch live-action movie franchise

  1. Barbara

    I am concerned when someone connected to “Games of Thrones” is writing the script. This was a wonderful movie suitable for children…young chidlren….exposing them to the wonders of Merlin, King Arthur as a boy, etc. I hope the live action will not be filled with violence and murder the way “Game of Thrones” is done…and Disney will promote this movie and parents will expect they will be taking children to see a Disney movie when clearly it might be terrible inappropriate. Some of the more recent “redos”….Willy Wonka, Alice Through the Looking Glasss were just awful and clearly not for children.

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