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The Sword in the Stone gets a live-action remake from Game of Thrones writer

07.20.2015

Really? Really?! Can we just...really?? A new day has dawned and with it brings yet another in the increasingly long line of live-action Disney remakes. Per THR, the next Disney film to get the live-action remake will be THE SWORD IN THE STONE, the 1963 animated film about a young King Arthur and his tutor, the wizard Merlin.

As with most of the recently announced live-action Disney remakes, the development of THE SWORD IN THE STONE is still in the early stages but Bryan Cogman has already been tapped to pen the project. Cogman has been involved with HBO's Game of Thrones series since its first season and has written at least one episode a season since. Bryan Cogman is also writing the feature film adaptation of Magic: The Gathering, so I guess you could say that fantasy is...kinda his thing.

In addition to being one of the many Disney live-action remakes, THE SWORD IN THE STONE will also find itself as one of several King Arthur adaptations in various stages of development. Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: KING ARTHUR is still filming and is said to be the first of a planned six-film franchise while Jonathan Liebesman has his own version in the works by the name of MAN AT ARMS.

Extra Tidbit: The Sword in the Stone was the final Disney animated feature to be released while Walt Disney was still alive.
Source: THR

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7:58AM on 07/21/2015
It's a great film, one of my favorites. We haven't really seen a live-action film about the childhood of Arthur. And if they make it staying close to T H White's books it could be pretty incredible.
It's a great film, one of my favorites. We haven't really seen a live-action film about the childhood of Arthur. And if they make it staying close to T H White's books it could be pretty incredible.
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10:50PM on 07/20/2015
Well, it can't be worse than EXCALIBUR (1981).
Well, it can't be worse than EXCALIBUR (1981).
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7:41AM on 07/21/2015
Excalibur is one of the greatest films ever made so I hope you were being humorous in a way that eluded me.
Excalibur is one of the greatest films ever made so I hope you were being humorous in a way that eluded me.
8:42AM on 07/24/2015
What a let down, joblo..i wanna give this guy 100k -ve but i could vote only once per comment....
What a let down, joblo..i wanna give this guy 100k -ve but i could vote only once per comment....
8:52PM on 07/20/2015

Right

We need a gritty live action version of this timeless children's fable.
We need a gritty live action version of this timeless children's fable.
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7:19PM on 07/20/2015
Actually this is one live action remake I'd love to see. It was always one of my favorite Disney movies growing up. Yeah we've seen the King Arthur story countless times, but there was always something about this one I loved.
Actually this is one live action remake I'd love to see. It was always one of my favorite Disney movies growing up. Yeah we've seen the King Arthur story countless times, but there was always something about this one I loved.
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