Guy Richie Onboard to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Hercules’

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Guy Richie Onboard to Direct Disney's Live-Action 'Hercules'

According to Deadline, Director Guy Richie (Aladdin 2019, Sherlock Holmes) has signed on to the upcoming Disney live-action remake of Hercules. Previously, The Russo Brothers had announced they would be producing under their AGBO production company and the studio is currently going the distance to find a screenwriter for the project after an early draft was presented by Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

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Casting rumors have been circling since the initial announcement was made 2020, but no formal castings have been announced by Disney at this time. The original animated film followed the adventures of “Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures.

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Guy Richie Onboard to Direct Disney's Live-Action 'Hercules'

Are you excited for the upcoming live-action remake? What other Disney movies would you like to see in live-action? Are you over the “remake” trend and ready for new, original stories? We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney!


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Kaitlyn is a writer, painter, and artist based just north of Baltimore, Maryland. She is a previous participant in the Disney College Program and has years of experience with Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and with Universal Orlando Resort. Her and her big 'Ohana are frequent visitors to the parks and resorts and she is always up for another trip to visit her favorite castles! Kaitlyn is the News & Entertainment Writer for Chip and Company and is passionate about writing and storytelling.
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