Despite the recently announced delay of the upcoming Mulan remake, Disney just added another title to its long list of live-action reboots. Lady and the Tramp is the latest classic to be updated for modern audiences, set to head to the screen as part of Disney’s upcoming new streaming service.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 1955 animated classic will be a live action and CG hybrid — not unlike the upcoming Lion King remake, which stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé, and is slated for a summer 2019 release.
The cast of the Lady and the Tramp remake hasn’t been revealed, but the movie will be directed by Charlie Bean, a longtime animator and Disney XD director who helmed his first feature film with The Lego Ninjago Movie. Andrew Bujalski, who has written several features such as Support the Girls and Results, will write the remake’s script, and Brigham Taylor, who worked on the Jungle Book remake, will produce.
Rumors of a Lady and the Tramp remake swirled earlier this year when details of Disney’s streaming service started to firm up. The new service plans to debut four to six new movies and a handful of new TV series each year, with a High School Musical series, a live-action Marvel show, an animated Monsters Inc. show, and a new Star Wars series among the first to help launch the service in fall 2019.
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