Man Ritchie Will Direct Disney’s Dwell-Motion Hercules

Bless our souls, Man Ritchie’s on a roll. The director’s been particularly busy lately – off the again of his billion-dollar live-action Aladdin adaptation for Disney, he’s been cranking out geezer-flicks like The Gentleman, the Jason Statham-starring Wrath Of Man, and this yr’s upcoming crime caper Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre, all launched inside a number of quick years. And now, he’s heading again to the Mouse Home – in response to Deadline, Ritchie has been tapped because the director take Disney’s live-action Hercules film from zero to hero.

Little is at the moment identified concerning the new model of Hercules – although going by Ritchie’s Aladdin adaptation (and related remakes of Magnificence & The Beast and The Lion King), we’d think about the songs are nonetheless in play right here – until they’re going the Mulan route, and turning this one right into a historic Historic Greek epic. There’s no casting but for the live-action Herc himself, both. All we do know is that Joe and Anthony Russo are producing underneath their AGBO banner, whereas Shang-Chi screenwriter Dave Callaham has written an preliminary screenplay.

Hercules doesn’t have a date but – but when it will get began rapidly, it might theoretically be prepared for a launch window that Disney has staked out in August 2023. If not, count on this one round 2024 or past. Within the meantime, Robert Zemeckis’ tackle Pinocchio will probably be coming to Disney+ on 8 September this yr, whereas Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid is due in cinemas subsequent Might. As for Ritchie, he’s at the moment in post-production on one other film, post-Operation Fortune – a crime-thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, tentatively titled The Interpreter. Say what you want concerning the man, however he positive is aware of find out how to go the gap.

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