Guy Ritchie will be in the new live-action version of Hercules that Disney is making. The Hollywood Reporter says that Ritchie will be in charge of the remake of the 1997 movie.
Guy Ritchie was the director of Disney’s 2019 live-action Aladdin, which made more than $1 billion at the box office around the world.
The first draught of the script was written by Dave Callaham, who also wrote Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for Marvel. The studio is looking for people to write for the project right now.
Joe and Anthony Russo, who made Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War, will produce the movie through their company AGBO.
The first movie, which came out in 1997 and was directed by Ron Clements and Jon Musker, was a musical version of the Greek myth in which the hero has to save Olympus from Hades, the god of the underworld.
James Woods did the voice of Hades, and Tate Donovan did the voice of Hercules. It’s not clear if the new version of Hercules will keep the music from the original.
The remake is the most recent live-action movie from Disney. Rachel Zegler will play Snow White in a new version of the story that will be directed by Marc Webb and also feature Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.
Ariel will be played by Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy, and Halle Bailey in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which will come out next year on Memorial Day Weekend.