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Disney hires Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter for new White Fang movie

11.14.2014

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Disney has already done one big screen version of the classic Jack London novel White Fang with the Randal Kleiser movie starring Ethan Hawke, (we don't need to talk about WHITE FANG II: MYTH OF THE WHITE WOLF) and THR is reporting the studio is developing a new film adaptation of the book.

The site has learned Disney has hired THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and ON THE ROAD scribe Jose Rivera to write the script for the planned movie, and it'll be directed by Lance Acord. WHITE FANG will be Acord's first feature film as a director, but he is an award-winning cinematographer who has worked on movies like WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, LOST IN TRANSLATION and ADAPTATION.

THR also says WHITE FANG will will be "a modern adaptation with the London novel as its source," so it won't just be a remake of the 1991 movie.

I use to watch the Ethan Hawke movie all the time as a kid, and I'm at least a little interested in learning more about Disney's plans for their new film version of the Jack London book.

Source: THR

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