Guy Ritchie, who directed 2019’s “Aladdin”, is set to direct the live-action adaptation of the 1997’s Disney animated movie “Hercules”.
The remake will be produced by AGBO, the production company run by Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
The studio is in the process of hiring writers after Dave Callaham, the screenwriter of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, penned the script.
The original “Hercules” was a musical fantasy retelling of the Greek legend, which followed Hercules, the son of the Greek God, Zeus, who is turned into a half-god, half-mortal by the evil Hades. Hercules discovers his immortal heritage and is told by Zeus to return to Mount Olympus.
Tate Donovan voiced the lead role, alongside Susan Egan as his love interest, Megara, James Woods as Hades, and Danny DeVito as Philoctetes/Phil.
The 1997 movie had 18 writers who worked on the story and screenplay. It was directed by Ron Clements and Jon Musker directed.
Disney over the past years released a number of live-action adaptations of its animated classics, such as “the Jungle Book”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Dumbo”, “Aladdin”, and “The Lion King”.
Moreover, a number of Disney’s animated classics live-action adaptations are scheduled to be released soon such as “Mulan“, “Lady and the Tramp”, “The Sword and the Stone” (Disney Plus), and “The Little Mermaid”.