Disney has announced that it will be remaking four classic movies for its new streaming service, Disney+.
The studio’s chief executive Bob Iger confirmed that there will be reimaginations of Home Alone, Night At The Museum, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, and Cheaper By The Dozen, with Disney now owning the franchises after buying 20th Century Fox. It has not yet been confirmed if these will be feature films or turned into a TV series.
Speaking to investors, Iger stated: “So far this year we’ve released five of the top six movies, including four which have generated more than a billion dollars in global box office.” In addition to Avatar, Planet of the Apes, X-Men and Deadpool, “we’re also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our … platforms.”
This new move will follow on from the several live-action remakes of their own original movies that Disney has recently released, including The Lion King and Aladdin. There are many more in the pipeline too, including Mulan and The Little Mermaid.
Disney+ will be launching in the US in November, with a UK release expected next year. The streaming service will include new offerings such as a Chip’n’Dale series, Monsters at Work, and Secret Society of Second Born Royals, in addition to new Star Wars and Marvel content. It will house more than 7500 episodes of TV and 400 movies.
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