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Live-Action Remake of Disney’s Moana Announced by Dwayne Johnson

BY Brandon

Published 1 year ago

Live-Action Remake of Disney's Moana Announced by Dwayne Johnson

Disney’s Moana had released back in 2016, and while the film holds up pretty well by itself, Disney has announced that they are already prepping to bring Moana and Maui’s story to live-action.

This was announced by none other than the voice of Maui himself, Dwayne Johnson. Check this out:

Johnson is expecting to reprise the role of the demi-god Maui, and while Moana’s voice actress Auli’I Cravalho won’t be playing the part of the lead, she will be attached to the film as an executive producer.

“I wear this culture proudly on my skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs very deep for me,” said Johnson, “I want to thank my partners at Disney for their strong commitment to this special endeavor, because there is no better world for us to honor the story of our people, our passion and our purpose than through the realm of music and dance, which is at the core of who we are as Polynesian people.”

With Disney currently going through their older films for the live-action remakes, it’s kind of odd that Moana should get the treatment so early. Some think this has been Dwayne Johnson’s reaction after the bombing of Black Adam, and he’s been finding out which franchise he can still play a superhero—and that’s probably how he got to Maui.

Then again, that’s just online speculation.

No release date has been announced for the live-action Moana, but you can watch The Little Mermaid in theaters on May 26.

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