The Sword In The Stone is the latest animated hit from Walt Disney that gets the live action treatment.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, perhaps best known for directing the zombie thriller 28 Weeks Later, is directing Disney’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s 1963 animated fantasy.
Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, wrote the screenplay for the film.
The Sword In The Stone was the final movie released by the studio before Walt Disney’s death; it takes a lighthearted view of the legend of King Arthur, focusing on the young Arthur being mentored by the magician Merlin.
It was loosely based on T.H. White’s novel of the same name, which later became part of White’s multibook Arthurian fantasy, The Once and Future King.
Stone is the second Arthurian project the studio is developing as it’s also working on The Merlin Saga, with Ridley Scott circling the tale of the powerful wizard’s rise.
Check out the movie posters and movie trailer from the 1963 original, animated film. Stay tuned for updates, including casting news about the new film.
The film debuts exclusively on the new Disney streaming service.