As part of its ongoing run of high-profile remakes, Disney is preparing a live-action adaptation of the feature that established its name as a force in feature animation: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. According to Variety, the studio’s first choice of director is Marc Webb, who helmed The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel. Negotiations between Webb and Disney are reportedly underway.
Details of the movie are scarce. The original’s Oscar-nominated score will be embellished with new songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose credits include La La Land and The Greatest Showman. The duo also penned “Speechless”, a new song in the recent Aladdin remake, together with Disney veteran Alan Menken.
Erin Cressida Wilson, the screenwriter behind The Girl on the Train, is in talks to write the script. The producer will be Marc Platt, whose long career straddles Hollywood and Broadway.