Published on April 3, 2023
Disney is setting sail with Moana once again, this time in vibrant live-action. The studio has teamed with Dwayne Johnson to develop a live-action remake of its 2016 animated musical sensation.
Johnson plans to return to the role of Maui, the grandiose demi-god of the wind and sea. He will produce via his Seven Bucks Productions. Jared Bush, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, is back to write the remake. No director is involved at this stage of development.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and Johnson shared the news during Disney’s annual shareholder’s meeting Monday.
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