From webbed superheroes to seven dwarfs, Marc Webb is about to tackle one of his biggest project yet.
Webb, director of (500) Days of Summer, and The Amazing Spider-Man series, is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White.
The project was in development in 2016, when The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida was tapped to write the script. La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are writing new songs for the project, and Marc Platt is producing.
Disney released its classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 as its first animated feature film. It was a critical and commercial success, and with international earnings of $8 million during its initial release briefly held the record of highest-grossing sound film at the time. Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the top-ten performers at the North American box office.
Snow White is yet another classic Disney animated film set to be adapted for a live-action screen. Disney is coming off of its live-action remake of Aladdin, which opened to a terrific $113 million over Memorial Day weekend, and has Jon Favreau’s live-action Lion King remake premiering in July.
In addition to The Lion King, Disney is also releasing a live-action Lady and The Tramp for Disney+, and is working with Lin-Manuel Miranda on a remake of The Little Mermaid.