Following the huge success of Disney’s live action remakes of their animated classics such as “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” and with more on the way including “Robin Hood”, “Mulan” and “Peter Pan”, it’s not surprising to hear Disney is now turning its attention to “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”.

According to The Illuminerdi, the movie is now in the early stages of development.  Nothing much more is known about the live action film, such as the cast or crew, or if it will be a theatrical or Disney+ release.

The original animated movie was released in 2001 and was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.  However the movie didn’t perform that well at the box office, pulling in $186 million.

“Atlantis: The Lost Empire” is all about an inexperienced young adventurer becomes the key to unraveling an ancient mystery when he joins up with a group of daredevil explorers to find the legendary lost empire of Atlantis. A naive-but-determined museum cartographer Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), dreams of completing the quest begun by his late grandfather, a famous explorer. When a journal surfaces, an eccentric billionaire funds an expedition and the action shifts to high gear.

Both “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and it’s direct to video sequel, “Atlantis: Milo’s Return” are available to stream on Disney+ now.

Would you like to see a live action remake of “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”?

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. Christine Sevigny May 13, 2020

    Still waiting for treasure planet....