Disney Taps Carlos Lopez Estrada To Helm ‘Robin Hood’ Remake

Director Carlos Lopez Estrada has been tapped to helm a live-action/GI remake of Robin Hood for Disney Plus.

Disney’s line-up of live-action remakes is set to expand with Robin Hood now being added to the list of animated films the company plans to retell. The Hollywood Reporter has learned Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada has been tapped to helm the remake from a script written by Kari Granlund, who also penned the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp for Disney Plus.

The Robin Hood remake is in early development for the Disney Plus streaming service with Justin Springer on board as a producer, having previously served the same role on Tim Burton’s remake of Dumbo. According to the outlet, Disney’s remake of the film will be a musical that features the lead characters as anthropomorphic animals in a live-action/CG hybrid format.

Before taking on the Robin Hood directing job, Carlos Lopez Estrada made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Blindspotting and recently wrapped on a new featured titled Summertime. Writer Kari Granlund also penned the script for a Disney Plus film titled Godmothered, which had to postpone production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney’s animated adaptation of Robin Hood was released in 1973 and featured anthropomorphic animals as the characters from the original legend. The film was a comedic musical that followed Robin Hood the fox and the people of Nottingham as they fight against the villainous Prince John. The song titled “Love” earned an Academy Award nomination.

Are you interested in seeing a remake of Robin Hood? Can it possibly live up to the original animated film in your eyes? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest news on Disney’s remakes as it develops.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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