Hollywood, CA – It comes as no surprise that Disney is building quite the calendar of upcoming sequels, prequels and live-action remakes. While Hollywood spent some time trying their hand at original movies, it seems that they weren’t met with much success. In a time of nostalgia where Buzzfeed is bringing back items like Surge, film companies are reprising, retelling and repurposing their classics in order make a sure bet on making their money back and then some.
Recently, we’ve heard of Disney turning some of their cartoon classics like ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Lady and the Tramp’ in upcoming live-action movies, but now Disney is continuing to turn their rides into movies. With ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise bringing in over $1.4 billion for Disney, the team behind their film department has recently announced their Jungle Cruise ride is currently in production starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Next on the slate, the entertainment conglomerate will soon begin production on ‘Poppy,’ a live-action film based off of their popcorn stands.
“We are more than excited to finally get this film off the ground,”Sean Bailey posted on his Twitter page recently. The president of production at The Walt Disney Studios mentioned this film being in “development hell” for a while, but finally getting the film on the right track after hiring Simon Beaufoy to pen the screenplay and Danny Boyle to direct the family comedy.
There aren’t many details about the movie yet. All we know is that the comedy will include CGI-edited popcorn stands that come to life in Orlando’s Disney World park. The movie will be released in IMAX 3D and should be out July 2019.