Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell

Peter Pan (1953)

Remake in development: Pete’s Dragon remake director David Lowery and screenwriter Toby Halbrooks are set to reunite for a live-action reboot of Peter Pan, which does not yet have a release date. This is not the same project as Peter and the Starcatchers, a prequel which Disney optioned all the way back in 2005 and has apparently since abandoned.

Retelling in development: Also in development is a Maleficent-style retelling of Peter Pan centered around Tinker Bell, which will “play with the idea and the timeline” of the classic table. Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory) is scripting and Reese Witherspoon is attached to star and produce. Tinker Bell may be a slightly more modest affair than Disney’s other live-action fairy tale spectacles, as it’s reported to have a “mid-range” budget.

The competition: In 2015, Warner Bros. released Joe Wright’s Pan, a prequel that was panned by critics and tanked at the box office. Chances of a follow-up are essentially nil, so Disney probably doesn’t have to fret about that one. There’s also Come Away, Brenda Chapman‘s planned prequel reimagining Peter Pan and Alice of Wonderland as siblings. Oh, and Hook star Dante Basco would really like to make a prequel about Rufio, but at this point we’re straying pretty far from the original Peter Pan story.

Sleeping Beauty - Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Retelling already released: Maleficent, which revisits the story of Sleeping Beauty from the villain’s perspective, got lukewarm reviews despite engaging performances from Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. But it was a $758 million success for Disney, so you know what that means…

Sequel in development: … Yup, a Maleficent sequel is coming. Jolie has been offered the chance to reprise her role, but the deal isn’t set in stone yet. Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first film, will pen the screenplay.

Cruella de Vil spinoff

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

Retelling in development: 101 Dalmatians is getting the Maleficent treatment. Cruella has Emma Stone in talks to star as a younger version of the famous villainess, in a movie written by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) and directed by Alex Timbers (Mozart in the Jungle). No release date has been set.

Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Remake in development: Disney has tapped Brian Cogman to write a remake of The Sword in the Stone, which was originally based on T.H. White‘s novel of the same title. As a writer and producer on Game of Thrones, Cogman should know a thing or two already about medieval fantasy epics.

The competition: While not positioned as a direct competitor to Disney’s Sword in the Stone, Warner Bros. has its own Camelot movie coming out this year in the form of Guy Ritchie‘s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam. And does it count as a King Arthur movie if he’s just a supporting player in a larger narrative about robot aliens, like in Transformers: The Last Knight?

The Jungle Book trailer mash-up

The Jungle Book (1967)

Remake already released: It seems like stretching the definition of “live-action” to apply it to something like last year’s The Jungle Book, which is more accurately described as a photorealistic CG-animated film. But in any case, The Jungle Book wowed critics and won over audiences, raking in $966 million worldwide and taking home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Sequel in development: … Which, naturally, means there’s gonna be a sequel. The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks are expected to return for the follow-up, which will draw from other Rudyard Kipling tales about Mowgli the man-cub.

The competition: Andy SerkisJungle Book: Origins has been delayed a couple of times, but as of now it’s slated to open in 2018. His version stars himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, and Cate Blanchett, and is described as a “darker” spin on the story.

Robin Hood: Origins Director

Robin Hood (1973)

Re-adaptation in limbo: As far as we know, there are no plans at this time for Disney to make a “live-action” version of their 1973 Robin Hood featuring anthropomorphic animals. That said, Disney was at one point developing a “revisionist” take with humans called Nottingham & Hood, but the project seems to have quietly slipped off the radar.

The competition: Maybe Disney’s not bothering with Robin Hood right now because there are so many other Robin Hood adaptation currently in the works that it’s getting kind of ridiculous. In addition to Lionsgate’s 2018 release starring Taron Egerton, there’s the dystopian riff from the 300 producers, the potential shared universe set up at Sony, and yet another “reimagining” from Warner Bros.

Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) / Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Sequel in development: Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) is all set to direct Christopher Robin, a live-action sequel in which a grown-up Christopher Robin returns to Winnie the Pooh and Hundred Acre Wood. The first draft of the screenplay was written by indie darling Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up, Phillip), who has cited A.I. Artificial Intelligence as one of the inspirations for his screenplay. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) will do a rewrite.

The competition: It’s not really a Winnie the Pooh movie, but Fox Searchlight has an as-yet-untitled biopic of author A.A. Milne coming up next year, with Domhnall Gleeson in the lead role.

Oliver and Company

Oliver & Company (1988)

Re-adaptation in development: While Disney has not shared any plans to remake Oliver & Company, they have put into motion a modern musical based on the source material, Charles DickensOliver Twist. Ice Cube is set to star as Fagin and Broadway vet Thomas Kail (Hamilton) will direct.

The competition: There is also a steampunk retelling of Oliver Twist in the works. That one doesn’t star cute little animals, either.

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