Dwayne Johnson Announces Plans for Live-Action ‘Moana’ Film

Dwayne Johnson Announces That Disney Is Making a Live-Action ‘Moana’ Film and Will Reprise His Role as Maui - 683

Dwayne Johnson.
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Again to the islands! Dwayne Johnson revealed {that a} live-action model of Moana is within the works and he can be reprising his position for the Disney movie.

“I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to carry the gorgeous story of Moana to the live-action massive display screen,” the Black Adam star, 50, introduced in a video on Monday, April 3, whereas on the seashores of Hawaii. “This story is my tradition, and this story is emblematic of our folks’s grace and warrior power. I put on this tradition proudly on my pores and skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime alternative to reunite with Maui, impressed by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, Excessive Chief Peter Maivia, is one which runs very deep for me.”

He continued: “I need to thank my companions at Disney for his or her robust dedication to this particular endeavor, as a result of there isn’t any higher world for us to honor the story of our folks, our ardour and our function than by way of the realm of music and dance, which is on the core of who we’re as Polynesian folks.”

Johnson starred within the 2016 animated flick as Maui alongside Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the titular character. The Disney movie took inspiration from Polynesian myths because the film advised the story of a woman, who occurs to be the daughter of the chief, who should save her folks from an environmental catastrophe brought on by the gods. Moana should search out the assistance of a demigod named Maui so she will be able to restore the center of Te Fiti and save her folks.

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Whereas it has not been confirmed if Cravalho, 22, will reprise her position as effectively, she has signed on to be one of many government producers for the remake.

“[Moana] has had such a profound influence on how we consider Disney princesses,” Cravalho mentioned on Monday in a press release through Disney. “Moana’s power and perseverance are inspiring — to audiences around the globe, to me and to everybody who helped carry her to life. I’m wanting ahead to sharing her story in an entire new means.”

When the movie premiered practically seven years in the past, it earned $644 million on the world field workplace. It was nominated for Greatest Animated Function on the 2017 Academy Awards. The soundtrack was penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who earned a Grammy Award and Oscar nomination for his contribution.

Disney has launched a sequence of live-action remakes of their iconic animated motion pictures through the years together with Cinderella, Magnificence and the Beast, Aladdin and extra. Most not too long ago, the studio introduced plans for a live-action model of Lilo & Sew starring Zach Galifianakis and newcomer Maia Kealoha. The challenge is at the moment in pre-production.