In the category of “Exploiting All Of Your Childhood Memories For Money”: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ sequence from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ is being worked into a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Writers of Dracula Untold).
For those who don’t go for classic animated films with no words, the original sequence revolved around a demon named Chernabog that literally raised hell over some nondescript feudal village. All set to the iconic ‘Night On Bald Mountain’ by Mussorgsky (hence the name).
I think it also holds the distinction for being the only Disney cartoon to intentionally feature boobies.
It is said to be in the same vein of ‘Maleficent’ so I’m assuming Chernabog will be played by Steve Buscemi who is really just a misunderstood demon with a bloated gritty past.
This also comes on the heels of Reese Witherspoon as Tinkerbell, the recently released Tomorrowland movie, and the soon-to-be Big Thunder Mountain TV series.
Meh I’m waiting for the Hall of Presidents miniseries and the people mover movie.
EDIT: Oh I forgot to mention the OTHER Disney Live action remakes in the works:
The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh… Stop the madness!