Disney had been making a lot of bank with their live-action adaptations, and with the Renaissance films running out, they’re planning to reboot something for the more experimental era now – Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
As per The Illuminerdi, development has started on an adaptation of 2001’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. We don’t have any news on a director yet, but I imagine that the movie is still in very early stages.
I have to say, I haven’t been a fan of all the remakes that have come out so far, but Atlantis feels like something that is more appropriate to bring into live-action. It’s a great action-adventure film, and it could have potential to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean if Disney manages to pull it off.
As far as directors go, I really want Disney to consider Guillermo del Toro at the helm. Just in case you weren’t aware, the production designer of the original film was Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, and with del Toro’s specialty of monsters and giant robots, I think he would easily be able to make Atlantis quite the spectacle.
Then again, I also like how Gareth Edwards deals with scale like in Godzilla and Rogue One, so maybe Disney would want to have him try it out; just a thought.
We don’t have any release windows for Atlantis: The Lost Empire yet, but I think a 2023 release date would be realistic. Besides that, you can catch Disney’s next live-action adaptation, Mulan, in theaters July 24.