Disney and Dwayne Johnson to Bring Moana to Life in Live-Action Remake

Disney has announced that it will be producing a live-action adaptation of the popular Disney Princess tale, Moana, with Dwayne Johnson set to reprise his role as the demigod Maui. The original animated movie was released in 2016 and was a hit with audiences, grossing over $690 million worldwide.

A Polynesian Tale Brought to Life

Moana is a tale that celebrates the culture and traditions of Polynesia, and Dwayne Johnson, who is of Polynesian descent, has stated that the story holds a special significance for him. He is excited to be working with Disney to bring this story to life on the big screen once again, this time in live-action form. The actor has expressed his gratitude and humbleness in being given the opportunity to play Maui again, a character that was inspired by the spirit and mana of his late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia.

An Important Story for Polynesian People

Johnson has described Moana as a story that is emblematic of Polynesian people’s grace and warrior strength. He is proud to wear his culture on his skin and in his soul, and believes that this story is an important one to share with the world. The live-action version will feature music and dance, which are at the core of Polynesian culture.

New Executive Producer for Moana

Auli’i Cravalho, who played the title character in the original animated movie, will not be reprising her role in the live-action remake. However, she will serve as an executive producer for the project. Cravalho has spoken about the impact that Moana has had on the way that Disney Princesses are viewed, and is looking forward to sharing the story in a whole new way.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Involvement in the Project

There is no word yet on whether Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music for the original movie, will be involved in the live-action version. He is currently busy working on another Disney project, the live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

Stay Tuned for More News on Moana

Fans of the original movie can look forward to seeing this beloved tale brought to life once again in a new and exciting way. Keep an eye out for more news on the live-action remake of Moana.

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