AceShowbiz - Walt Disney will remake one of its romantic musical comedy-drama films, "Lady and the Tramp". The animated film will be rebooted into a live-action and helmed by "The Lego Ninjago Movie" director, Charlie Bean. However, the movie is not coming to theaters.
The film is one of the priority projects for the company's forthcoming digital streaming service. The digital platform will start with domestic audience before going overseas. However, its price points have not been determined.
The animated film was originally released on June 22, 1955. The film follows a spoiled cocker spaniel named Lady. Lady is saddened by the fact that her owners treat her rather coldly as they are expecting a baby. While her two friends, Jock and Trusty, try to explain what a baby is, a streetwise mutt named Tramp interrupts the conversation. He says, "When the baby moves in, the dog moves out." They experience a series of events with Trump always being by Lady's side. Eventually, Tramp is adopted by Lady's owners and the two dogs get married.
Brigham Taylor, who produced "The Jungle Book", is on board as the producer. Meanwhile, Andrew Bujalski, known from his work on "Computer Chess", is tapped to pen the script. The movie is set to launch in fall 2019.
In addition to "Lady and the Tramp" reboot, the mouse house will release live-action remakes of "Aladdin", "The Lion King" and "Mulan (2019)". A live-action remake of "Sword in the Stone", which is still in the works, is also rumored to debut on Disney's streaming service.
Lucasfilm recently tapped Jon Favreau to pen and executive produce live-action "Star Wars" TV series that will also debut on Disney's streaming video platform. Disney CEO, Bob Iger, commented last month, "When you go to market with movies, Disney movies, Pixar movies, Marvel-branded and branded television shows under those umbrellas... that will give us the ability to probably spend less than if we had gone to market with a direct-to-consumer service without these brands."