Disney has had lots of success with its live action remakes of their animated movies, with “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” and “Maleficent” all being huge box office smashes. It’s also got lots of other remakes in the works including “Robin Hood”, “Atlantis” and the upcoming Mulan film.
But it looks like Disney hasn’t finished raiding its vault, as according to insider Daniel Richtman, they have now begun development on a live action version of “The Black Cauldron”.
Very little is known about the project right now, since its in the very early stages of development. No creative team or cast have yet been linked to the film, nor if it will be a theatrical or Disney+ release.
The original “Black Cauldron” movie was released in 1985 and was the first “PG” rated animated movie. It was also the first Disney animated movie to feature computer generated graphics and at the time, it was the most expensive animated movie Disney had made, costing somewhere between $22 million and $44 million. But it was a commercial failure, pulling in just $21 million at the US box office.
In the original animated movie, Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
Nothing has been officially announced by Disney yet.
The original “Black Cauldron” is available now on Disney+.
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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.