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Animated Robin Hood set for live action remake at Disney+

Robin Hood

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY’S animated version of Robin Hood is the latest to be given a live-action remake.

Carlos Lopez Estrada, hitherto best known for directing the 2018 crime movie Blindspotting, will direct the project, which is being written by Kari Granlund.

Granlund previously penned Disney’s live-action remake of Lady & The Tramp, which also screened on Disney+.

Robin Hood was both a comedic and musical take on the famous tale, with anthropomorphic animals inhabiting the roles of the primary characters. Hood was a fox, Little John, a bear, Friar Tuck was a badger and the evil Prince John was portrayed as a thumb-sucking lion. The sheriff of Nottingham was a wolf and Maid Marian a vixen.

The movie continues to be one of Disney’s most beloved and features songs such as Love, which was nominated for an Oscar, and Oo De Lally.

The live-action remake will reportedly take the form of a musical and will once again feature the characters as anthropomorphic, albeit this time in a live-action/CG hybrid format.

The project is in the early stages of development, with the deals having been completed before Hollywood went into lockdown due to the coronavirus.

In addition to Blindspotting, Estrada directed an episode of Legion, FX’s acclaimed thriller based on a Marvel Comics character.