Disney Pictures has announced plans for a live-action film adaptation of the “Night on Bald Mountain” segment in Disney’s 1940 animated film “Fantasia”.
The original segment, set to Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s tone poem “Night on Bald Mountain” and arranged by Leopold Stokowski, centers on a dark winged creature who raises spirits from the dead for a night of revelry before they slink back to their graves as the sun begins to rise.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (“Dracula Untold,” “The Last Witch Hunter”) will write the script for the project and executive produce. This would mark the second of the eight animated segments created for the film to have scored a feature film adaptation following in the wake of 2010’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”.
The live-action take is said to be akin to Disney’s work on “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie.