After the two Aladdins, British director Guy Ritchie has been chosen to make another live action remake of a Disney classic: Hercules.
Come on another one! After drawing on animated classics for its live action remakes, Disney has for some time been revisiting the beautiful films of the so-called Disney Renaissance of the nineties. TO Guy Ritchiewhich has already effortlessly brought the remake of Aladdinwhich in any case grossed over 1 billion dollars (!) at the world box office, was also entrusted with that of the 1997 film Hercules.
Guy Ritchie: After Aladdin, here’s Hercules
It will therefore be the very active British director Guy Ritchie to bring back on the screen Hercules. The first draft of the script is signed by Dave Callahanbut Disney is currently looking for new writers for the film, which will be produced by the production company Russian Brothers, the AGBO. The original film, directed by Ron Clements And Jon Muskeris remembered above all for the humor and for the flamboyant character of Hades, the god of the underworld enemy of Hercules, voiced in the original by James Woods and in Italian from Massimo Venturiellowhile Zeus had the voice of Rip Torn in original and from us that of the great Gianni Musy. The character of the squat faun Philoctetes, trainer of Hercules, created for Danny De Vitowas voiced by us from Giancarlo Magalliwhile the protagonist Hercules, in the original Tate Donovanfrom us he had the voice of Raoul Bova.
It is not yet known whether the remake will also be a musical that will reproduce the original songs or not. In the meantime, still on the subject of the other Disney remakes in live action, a quick summary: Rachel Zegler will be Snow White in the film directed by Marc Webbin which Gal Gadot will be the evil queen, while The little Mermaidshot in Sardinia and directed by Rob Marshallwill be released in America on May 29, 2023, with Halle Bailey in the role of Ariel, Javier Bardem in that of King Triton and the Ursula of Melissa McCarthy.
(photo Guy Ritchie from Kathy HutchinsWikimedia Commons, 2017)