Sarah Polley, the Oscar-winning writer and director of "Women Talking," is in talks with Disney to direct a live-action remake of the beloved classic, "Bambi." According to Deadline, the project, which will incorporate photorealistic CGI, is still in the early stages of development.
Polley's is making fans of the beloved classic excited considering her impressive track record. Known for her critically acclaimed works such as "Away From Her," "Take This Waltz," and the documentary "Stories We Tell," Polley's unique vision make her a promising choice for this classics film remake.
"Bambi," based on Felix Salten's book, is a touching coming-of-age tale that follows a young deer as he copes with the loss of his mother. Originally released in 1942, the animated film has become a beloved classic, receiving accolades for its emotional storytelling and heartfelt characters.
Disney's decision to adapt "Bambi" into a live-action film is part of its ongoing strategy to bring their animated classics to life. Recent adaptations have had mixed reviews and varied box office success. However, Disney hopes that with Polley's talent and unique perspective the live-action "Bambi" will capture the magic and emotional impact of the original.
Details such as production timeline and cast are not yet available, Disney has a slate of upcoming live-action adaptations, including "Snow White" starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot, "Mufasa: The Lion King" directed by Barry Jenkins, and "Lilo and Stitch" directed by Dean Fleischer Camp.
Fans of "Bambi" and Sarah Polley's work eagerly await eagerly to learn more about this highly anticipated live-action remake, hoping that it will stay true to the heart and soul of the beloved animated classic.
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