Thursday, June 20, 2024

Dwayne Johnson announces live-action remake of Disney movie ‘Moana’

Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has announced the live-action remake of his popular Disney movie “Moana”. Johnson, who voiced the character of Maui, the demigod of the wind and sea, in the 2016 animated feature, shared the news on Twitter.
“Humbled to say we’re bringing Moana’s beautiful story to the live-action big screen! Maui changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I’m honoured to partner with Disney to tell our story through the realm of music and dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people,” the 50-year-old actor tweeted.
Set in ancient Polynesia, the film follows the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a coastal village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti.
When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people.
Actor Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced Moana in the original, will executive produce with Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co, reported entertainment news outlet Variety.
John Musker and Ron Clements directed the original movie, which had a story by Clements, Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell. Bush was the sole credited screenwriter. (PTI)