Launched in France this Tuesday, April 7, after several weeks of postponement, Disney + will soon offer another classic remake in real shots after that of La Belle and the tramp. According to Deadline, this is the animal version of Robin Hood released in 1974, in which the hero is a fox and Prince John a whining lion, which will soon be brought up to date, with characters in computer generated images.
The feature film obviously has no shooting date and upload, but a director for the least surprising, since it is Carlos Lopez Estrada, director of the rage Blindspotting, passed by the Film Festival American of Deauville in 2018, and whose last baby, Summertime, made noise at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It must therefore be believed that Disney is one of its admirers, and its contract would have been signed in March, before Hollywood stopped in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Written by Kari Granlund, who had already signed that of La Belle et le troc, this Robin Hood remake will have to face a major challenge to make his characters expressive and will not be able to play the card of naturalism like The Book of the jungle or The Lion King, because anthropomorphism plays a big role in this memorable and removed adaptation of the legend of the archer who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Now it remains to be seen who will lend his voice to the heroes, his friends and his opponents, and whether the songs from the film will still be part of it.
In the meantime, the original is visible on Disney +: