Disney has decided their recent trend of putting modern spins on classic stories won’t end anytime soon, so they are bringing a live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to theaters. This will make the third such Snow White adaptation to appear in cinemas within a five-year period, meaning that Hollywood is officially out of ideas.
The two previous Snow White adaptations — Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman — were relative hits for their studios, but neither were produced by Disney. Not wanting to be left out of the game, Disney decided to join the club with the goal of rebooting their own full-length animation film, only without all that animation. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the new adaptation will “expand upon the story and music from the beloved animated classic.” The Girl on the Train scribe Erin Cressida Wilson is in negotiations to pen the script.
Disney has struck gold with several recent live-action successes. Maleficent, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, and Cinderella have already hit theaters and earned the Mouse House a pretty penny. The studio believes this well isn’t dry yet, as it has a live Beauty and the Beast adaptation coming out in 2017. And they’re not done yet, for Mulan, The Lion King, Dumbo, and a Guy Ritchie-helmed Aladdin adaptation will see the same treatment.
But what will Disney have up its sleeve next? A live-action Bambi, or will they haunt our dreams with a live-action Cars? The possibilities are endless.