‘Winnie the Pooh’ Gets a Live-Action Remake Because Disney Is Obsessed
It looks like Disney has every intention of remaking its entire film catalog into live-action features. Winnie the Pooh is the latest animated classic announced to receive the treatment just days after the studio announced Mulan will also be made into a live-action movie.
According to Deadline, independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry has been hired to direct the pic, which is said to focus on Christopher Robin as he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood as an adult. Perry recently directed the 2014 dramedy, Listen Up Philip, which was described by Indiewire as, "A deeply misanthropic portrait of narcissism, the brittle nature of artistic talent and the struggles of living in New York City."
There is no word as to whether this iteration of Winnie and his fantastical forest friends will use actors in animal suits or painted to look like animals, or if it'll just be Christopher Robin standing in a wooded area talking to some cardboard cutouts. There is currently no one else attached to the project, but Winnie the Pooh is one of those stories that could be reinterpreted into something pretty interesting, so we're curious to see what shape the final product will take.
News of the remake should come as no surprise to anyone who has kept up with the current Disney trend of remaking their beloved animated films into live-action movies. As we mentioned earlier, Mulan follows the box-office successes of Cinderella, Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland.