1. Mulan, November 2, 2018
Disney finally confirmed in October 2016 that a live-action version of Mulan was in the works and that it was on the global search for a Chinese actress to play the title heroine. Niki Caro, who gave the world the gorgeous Whale Rider in 2002, will sit in the director’s chair for Mulan. In March 2017, she shot down reports that the live-action remake wouldn’t be a musical, telling the Los Angeles Times, “I don’t know where that’s come from. We’ve never talked about songs, and no decision has been made.”
2. Aladdin, TBA
President of Motion Picture Production at Walt Disney Studios Sean Bailey, told Vulture that director Guy Ritchie will bring a “highly energized” musical to the table with his remake of Aladdin and Jasmine’s love story.
3. The Lion King, TBA
Jon Favreau is currently working was announced as The Lion King’s director in September 2016. Donald Glover joined as Simba five months later, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as Simba’s dad Mufasa.
4. The Little Mermaid, TBA
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney vet Alan Menken are set to write new songs for the film. However, classics like “Under the Sea” or “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” will still be featured in the film. Sofia Coppola and Chloë Grace Moretz were previously tied to the project, but have since dropped out.
5. Dumbo, TBA
Tim Burton’s remake promises a “unique family story,” featuring a script from Transformers writer Ehren Kruger.
6. Snow White, TBA
Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will create new music to accompany a script from The Girl on the Train writer Erin Cressida.
7. Pinocchio, TBA
It’s been a long time since Disney announced plans for a live-action remake in 2015. However, Warner Brothers has been working on a remake of its own with starring Robert Downey Jr.
8. The Sword in the Stone, TBA
Not much is known about who’s involved in this live remake, except that a Game of Thrones writer/producer will be behind the script.
9. Peter Pan, TBA
Pete’s Dragon director, David Lowery promises a straightforward adaptation of the classic film.
10. Winnie the Pooh, TBA
A live-action film that will tell the story of Pooh’s BFF as an adult. A Variety source says it’s basically a family-oriented version of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.