Disney’s latest film in a long list of live-action adaptations finally has a director. That’s right, Christopher Robin, a film based on A.A. Milne’s classic books Winnie the Pooh, has landed a director.
According to THR, the movie is set to be directed by Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, and World War Z helmer Marc Forster. Unlike most interpretations of the source material, this flick won’t focus as much on Pooh and the rest of the characters in the Hundred Acre Wood, but will instead focus on an adult Christopher Robin, who befriended the bunch as a kid.
I can already feel the waterworks coming on. Given that Pooh and his friends are stuffed animals, I can only imagine this movie will imbue themes of growing up, and by the end of it all, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t confirmed that everything was in Christopher Robin’s head. Given the director’s propensity to direct real emotional stories, this film has the potential to be about as tragic and sad as Bridge to Terabithia.
Christopher Robin is just one of many fantasy films that are getting the live-action treatment over at Disney. Earlier this year, we got the amazing Jungle Book, and next year the studio will be releasing Beauty and the Beast. Additionally, over the next several years, we can expect a live-action Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, The Lion King, Dumbo, and much more.
Like with many of these Disney adaptations, it’s easy to be cynical, but of all the remakes we’re getting, this one has the potential to be the most unique. Coming from the perspective an adult isn’t something we’ve really seen much of since Steven Spielberg’s Hook, and as someone who grew up watching these characters, it’ll definitely have an emotional impact on me.
But what do you think? Is Marc Forster a good choice for this movie, and if so, what do you hope to see from it? Let us know all your thoughts down below!
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