Fresnadillo To Helm Disney’s “Sword in the Stone”

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later,” TV’s “Salvation”) is in negotiations to direct the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1963 animated fantasy “The Sword in the Stone”.

The final movie released by the studio before Walt Disney’s death, the film was loosely based on T.H. White’s novel and was a light hearted look at the legend of King Arthur and focused on the young Arthur being mentored by the magician Merlin.

Bryan Cogman (“Game of Thrones”) is penning the script while Brigham Taylor (“The Jungle Book”) is producing.

Disney is separately working on the live-action Ridley Scott-directed “The Merlin Saga” which chronicles the wizard’s rise.

Source: Heat Vision