We’ll be interested to see how a photorealistic Bambi movie handles *that* infamous death scene. We’re guessing it won’t be anything like Saturday Night Live’s hilarious live-action Bambi spoof, which features Dwayne Johnson as a musclebound Bambi and Taran Killam impersonating Vin Diesel as Thumper.
Grim subject matter notwithstanding, it’s not hard to understand why Disney would be interested in adding Bambi to its ever-growing list of live-action remakes. Disney became the first studio to surpass $10 billion at the box office in 2019, thanks in no small part to the success of remakes like The Lion King ($1.656B) and Aladdin ($1.051B).
Next up on the live-action remake front is Mulan, which stars Yifei Liu as the titular heroine and is scheduled to hit theaters on March 27, 2020. It’s one of many big movies we’re looking forward to watch in 2020.
Disney is also developing a remake of The Little Mermaid, with Halle Bailey starring as Ariel and reports indicating Javier Bardem is in talks to play King Triton and Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula. You can check out all the latest Disney remakes in the slideshow below:
Every Upcoming Disney Live-Action Remake
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