‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney Live-Action Remake

‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney Live-Action Remake

26 Jan 2020

Disney has seen huge success with remakes of its animated classics in recent years, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The screenwriter behind hit blockbuster Captain Marvel has been tasked with penning a remake of animated Disney classic Bambi.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet will team up with Lindsey Beer, who wrote Tom Holland's upcoming film Chaos Walking and is developing a script for Marvel movie Silver Sable, to rework the 1942 picture as a live-action project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bambi, which follows a young fawn exploring the forest, is the latest Disney property to be revamped as a live-action picture following the success of 2016's The Jungle Book, and last year's Aladdin, and The Lion King.

The Little Mermaid is also being rebooted for the big screen, with singer/actress Halle Bailey set to portray Princess Ariel, and A Dog's Way Home actor Jonah Hauer-King cast as Prince Eric.