Are you ready to go back to the Hundred-Acre Wood? Disney thinks you are. The company has announced that Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and all of the other beloved characters from the famous book and movie series will be returning to the big screen – in a live-action film. The film will be the first live-action version of Pooh’s world, which originally appeared in A.A. Milne’s classic children’s books.
The project is already connected with director Alex Ross Perry, who is best known for indie productions like his well-received 2014 film “Listen Up Phillip”. Deadline is reporting that the movie will focus on an adult Christopher Robin rather than the child version that we’re familiar with from the books and prior movies.
Christopher Robin and his pals are the latest of many Disney classics to be re-imagined as a live action film. “Cinderella,” a remake of the 1950 animated feature of the same name, came out this year. Next year we’ll see a live action version of “The Jungle Book”, which made our “Best Books About Talking Animals” bookshelf alongside Pooh himself. Additionally, a live-action “Beauty and the Beast” is hitting theaters in 2017.
What do you think about the remake? Are you excited to see Christopher Robin as an adult?