Guy Ritchie is reuniting with Disney to direct the studio’s upcoming live-action adaptation of his animated classic Hercules.
Aladdin’s new version hit worldwide box office
The Sherlock Holmes director previously produced the hugely successful live-action remake of Aladdin in 2019, starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott. The new version of Aladdin grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office and became the ninth highest-grossing film of the year with a total of $1,051,693,953.
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Deadline reports Disney’s deal to work with Richie again was struck last month and is currently looking for a screenwriter.
Disney’s animated Hercules film was released in 1997 and has established a cult audience for its fictional story and catchy musical numbers.
The film is based on the hero Heracles, son of Zeus in Greek mythology.
Hercules has produced a direct-to-video prequel titled Hercules: Zero to Hero, which itself serves as the pilot for Hercules: The Animated Series, which aired between 1998 and 1999.
A Cinematic Sequel Planned
Hercules II: The Trojan War, which would have featured Hercules living in Athens with Megara and his daughter Hebe. However the project was eventually canceled when John Lasseter was named Disney’s chief creative officer and decided to refocus the studio’s slate in favor of original films and spin-offs rather than sequels.
2019 remake production
News of the remake was announced in April 2020 with Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist producing the 2019 remake of The Lion King, slated to produce Hercules. It is currently unclear whether live-action The film will feature songs from the original film, which were composed by Disney veteran and award-winning composer Alan Menken.
Although the announcement of the cast
Social media has been pouring in about who she would like to see in the lead roles. Ariana Grande fans have already expressed how much they want to see “Thank U, Next” hitmaker Megara in the live-action film. Disney fans have been watching Lizzo in the film after the music video for her 2021 “rumors” In which the Greek chorus is compared to the Five Muses, who sing various gospel-infused songs throughout the film.
expressed the desire to play the role of a moose
In an exclusive interview with Tyla, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award winner Jennifer Hudson expressed her desire to play Calliope – a moose – in the upcoming blockbuster, which first saw her on a Disney cruise ship before finding fame. “That was the only acting credit I had [at the time],” she said. “I already know the track. I’m ready!