Disney’s upcoming premium streaming service will have some top-shelf exclusive content on the platform including live-action remakes of Lady and the Tramp and The Sword in the Stone.
While offering details on the still currently-untitled service, the studio revealed they have at least nine films in development exclusively for the new platform with production budgets ranging anywhere from $20 to-60 million. Among these are live-action remakes of animated Disney classics including the 1955 and 1963 films.
A live-action remake of The Sword and the Stone had first been announced in 2015 with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) signed to direct. The retelling of Arthur claiming the mythical sword and fulfill the prophecy to be the once and future King of England is expected to begin principal photography on September 24.
Lady and the Tramp had first been announced to be in active development in March with Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjago Movie) signed on to direct. The love story between the two eponymous dogs will reteam Bean with LEGO Ninjago star Justin Theroux who voices the titular Tramp with the new film expected to be a mix of live-action and CGI. The production is also expected to begin principal photography in September.
While there has been no formal launch date for Disney’s streaming service, it is expected to go public sometime next year. In addition to the live-action remakes, the service will also reportedly feature a live-action Star Wars series by Jon Favreau, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival, and a Monsters, Inc. series.
(via The New York Times)
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