'Robin Hood' Gets New Musical Remake

The classic Robin Hood tale is reportedly getting a new remake reimagined as a musical live-action hybrid with 'Blindspotting' director Carlos Lopez Estrada.

AceShowbiz - Disney studio bosses are lining up a movie remake of their animated classic, "Robin Hood".

"Blindspotting" director Carlos Lopez Estrada has been tapped to take charge of the project for the Disney+ streaming service.

It will be written by Kari Granlund, who recently penned the script for another reboot, "Lady and the Tramp".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new version of "Robin Hood" will be of the musical variety, and feature anthropomorphic animals with a hybrid of live-action and computer-generated imagery.

The original film, a light-hearted take on the legend of Robin Hood, was produced and directed by Wolfgang Reitherman and starred Brian Bedford as the voice of Robin Hood, Phil Harris as best friend Little John, Monica Evans as Maid Marian, and Peter Ustinov as both Prince John and King Richard.

Casting details for the remake, which entered the early stages of development before the coronavirus lockdown, have yet to be revealed.

It's the latest Disney classic to be given an update for a new generation of audiences - "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast" recently became box office hits, while production on "The Little Mermaid" was halted last month, March 2020 due to the global pandemic.

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