– by Nick Doll

Disney is definitely not stopping making live-action versions of their animated classics anytime soon. Now, even The Sword in the Stone has a director.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney is in negotiations with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) to have the director helm the live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone. Byran Cogman, a writer-producer on Game of Thrones wrote the script for the film.

The original film was released in 1963, though I grew up with it on VHS decades later, and was actually the final movie released by Disney before Walt Disney’s death. Based loosely on T.H. White’s novel of the same name, it follows a young Arthur before he is king, being groomed by Merlin so he can take his rightful place as King by pulling a sword from a stone.

Even though King Arthur: Legend of the Sword under-performed for Warner Bros. last summer, Disney actually has two Arthurian projects in development, The Sword in the Stone and The Merlin Saga; the latter may be directed by Ridley Scott.

Are you excited for the live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone? Which live-action Disney remake are you looking forward to, or dreading the most? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter