Disney is ready to bring another beloved classic back to the big screen with a live-action adaptation of the fairytale “Snow White And the Seven Dwarfs”.
Currently in development, the new movie will expand on the story of the original 1937 animated classic and include new, original songs on top of “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs” tunes like “Heigh Ho” and “Whistle While You Work”. The new songs will be written by Broadway songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind the upcoming musical “La La Land” with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
“Girl On The Train” screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson has been tapped to pen the script.
The original movie was based on the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale and was the first animated feature released by Disney. A massive success, it launched Disney’s animated feature film production and earned the studio an honourary Oscar.
“Snow White” is the latest Disney property to get a live-action reboot. Following the box office and critical smash live-action hits “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella”, “Snow White” joins the planned live-action releases of “Beauty And The Beast”, “Dumbo”, “Mulan” and “Aladdin”.