“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is expanding his relationship with Disney. He worked on “Moana” due in cinemas in November, and he’s a key part of the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” live-action film and the high-profile sequel “Mary Poppins Returns”.
Now it appears he’s got one more work up his sleeve – a secret project with “Zootopia” co-director Byron Howard according to Vulture. At present the pair have only talked about the project which means it’s a long way off.
Miranda says the work came about following Disney CCO John Lasseter being very happy with his work on “Moana”. He also says his role in “The Little Mermaid” film isn’t quite set yet:
“We’re in super-early talks. I literally don’t have a title for what my job on The Little Mermaid is yet. If this requires new music, I’m here for that, and if this requires me weighing in on who makes this thing, I’m here for that. If this requires me just saying, ‘That doesn’t look like it’s underwater,’ I’m even here for that! It’s going to be a huge challenge to not make it feel uncanny valley–ish.”
“Moana” hits cinemas November 23rd.