Disney is currently in early development of a new live-action movie called “Merlin”, based on the T.A Barron book series, which follows the origin story of a young Merlin who would go on to become the mentor of King Arthur.

According to Deadline, Michael Matthews is going to be directing the film.  He has previously directed “Love & Monsters”.  Originally the film was going to be directed by Ridley Scott, but he has had to leave the project due to a busy schedule.

“Merlin” is being produced by Gil Netter and Chris Weitz is writing the film, who is also working on the Disney+ Original film “Pinocchio“.

Disney currently has two different projects currently in development featuring Merlin, as there is also a “Sword In The Stone” live-action remake being made by Juan Carlos also in development for Disney+.

Are you interested in a new Merlin film?

Roger Palmer

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  1. ScionStorm October 16, 2021

    Love and Monsters was probably among the best movies I saw last year so this is already on good footing.