'Snow White' Movie: Disney Creating Live-Action Film Version Of Beloved Classic [VIDEO]
Following live-action movies of Cinderella and the highly anticipated 2017 release of a live-action Beauty and the Beast, Disney is once again taking one of their animated classics out of the vault and giving it a live-action twist.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is in development for a new live-action movie musical which expands on the story and music from the classic, Variety reports.
According to the report, no director or actors are yet signed on, but the project does have songwriters and a producer, and is in negotiations for a script writer.
The news is especially exciting because the original film was the first animated feature released by Disney, back in 1937.
However, Disney isn't stopping things there, because there are also plans to make a spin-off of sorts called Rose Red, which will follow Snow White's sister, and will also be a live-action film.
The two new films are among the many that have seen Disney animated classics get a live-action treatment on the big screen. Cinderella got the live-action treatment on the big screen last year, in a version which starred Lily Collins, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett. Disney followed that up with this year's live action The Jungle Book, starring Neel Sethi, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray.
Also in the pipeline are The Beauty and The Beast, being released next year with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, as well as versions of The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Disney has also been in talks with Guy Ritchie to direct the live-action Aladdin that is also in planned development.
No casts have been announced for those films.