After his hit remake of Disney’s Aladdin, Guy Ritchie is heading back to the studio to tackle a live action Hercules.

Guy Ritchie is a man who likes a full diary. With Wrath of Man released last year and Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre due for release soon, both starring the mighty Jason Statham, Ritchie’s slate never seems to appear less than jam packed.

Now, though, he’s heading back to Disney. After helming the hugely successful live-action remake of Aladdin, which grossed over a billion dollars worldwide in 2019, it’s no surprise he has been asked back to direct a live-action remake of Hercules.

The animated version, released by Disney in 1997, followed the the titular son of Zeus as he attempted to fulfil his destiny and become a hero. It wasn’t one of Disney’s biggest animated successes, but it remains funny, zippy, and entertaining.

Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings writer Dave Callaham has written one draft of the script, with Disney searching for other writers to work on the project. Joe and Anthony Russo will produce through their company AGBO.

Other upcoming live-action Disney remakes include Snow White, which is to star Rachel Zegler and will be directed by Marc Webb, and next years’ The Little Mermaid, to be directed by Rob Marshall and starring Halle Berry, Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem. More as we hear it.

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