Disney gives the green light for the live-action remake of ‘Robin Hood.’
Disney announces the initial production phase of the live-action remake of the animated romantic musical comedy 'Robin Hood' (1973) is underway. The film is slated to release on Disney+.
Based on the classic movie, the plot revolves around the character of Robin Hood, portrayed as a fox. He refuses to bow down to the exploitation of the animals of Sherwood forest through an excessive amount of taxation. The rest of the classic characters include Maid Marian, Tuck, Little John, and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Watch: Classic Disney's Robin Hood (Sing Along Song) - Robin & Little John Running Through The Forrest
The project is undertaken by the Mexican-American film director Carlos Lopez Estrada, best known for 'Blindspotting' (2018). He’s working alongside well-renowned writer Kari Granlund, whose most recent work was Disney+’s musical romance film 'Lady and the Tramp' (2019). In addition, producer Justin Springer (Dumbo / Tron: Legacy) is attached to the project.
Previously, Rodin Hood, produced by Walt Disney and released by Buena Vista, was released on 8th November 1973. The movie starred the likes of Peter Ustinov, Phil Harris, Brian Bedford, Terry-Thomas, Roger Miller, Pat Buttram, George Lindsey, and Andy Devine.
The film received critical acclaim for the voice cast, animation, and humor. With a budget of $5 million, the movie grossed an impressive $32 million worldwide.
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Meanwhile, Just as 'Dumbo' (2019) and 'The Lion King' (2019), the new remake of 'Robin Hood' will feature a mix of CGI and live-action animals.