Disney’s live-action remake Bambi took an exciting step forward, with the studio lining up a director for the project.
According The Hollywood Reporter, women who talk director Sarah Polley is set to helm the reimagining of the 1942 animated classic.
The remake was first announced in 2020, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer set to pen the screenplay; it is not known if this team is still in place.
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The original animation followed the titular character, a white-tailed deer, as he learned his place in the forest alongside the rabbit Thumper and the skunk Flower.
The reinvention will follow the model of The Lion King And The jungle Bookwho both used photorealistic animation to recreate the world.
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Disney’s most recent remake was The little Mermaidwhich saw Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy play the roles of Ariel and Ursula respectively.
Bailey, who made her acting debut in the film, recently opened up about the lessons she learned playing the princess who loses her voice.
“I’ve been really comfortable being with someone all the time,” she said. Who What to Wear. “Someone has always held my hand. I never had to do anything alone. So that was really my first solo adult adventure. I had moved to London and was into intense rehearsals, stunts and mermaid training.
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“[So] all of a sudden, I’m going through this transformation not only physical but [also] mental and spiritual transformation of me, finding who I am on my own and building that confidence in myself to be able to do these things. So I really feel like Ariel taught me that I’m worthy and that I’m stronger than I thought.
“Looking back, I’m glad it was that way. [It] helped me reflect the emotions Ariel felt in the film where she felt trapped and isolated and ready to see a whole new world where her heart belonged. I felt like there were parallels between our two lives back when I was filming, and I was grateful for that,” she added.
Bambi currently has no release date. The little Mermaid live action movie is in cinemas now. The animated film is broadcast on Disney+.
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