Disney Allegedly Developing a Live-Action Atlantis: The Lost Empire

With the news that Disney was going to be adapting Hercules for live-action, it looks like they are going to start making films based on the experimental era of the early 2000s.

According to The Illuminerdi, Disney is now developing a live-action adaptation of 2001's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. We don't have that much news on the movie yet, but we do know that it's in the works.

When it comes to directors, I think Disney should really have Guillermo del Toro take on this film. The original movie actually had Hellboy creator Mike Mignola as the production designer, and I think del Toro is more than experienced to take on this action-adventure set in the 1910s. The movie has a lot of unique creatures, not to mention the massive mechanical lobster that was the Leviathan.

When the movie first came out, it was said to have been bashed by critics for going outside the Disney formula, but now the film has gained a cult following. I personally loved this movie, and it's a pretty solid action-adventure, with an interesting take on a urban legend and fantastic creature and vehicle designs.

Personally, I think it's movies like this and Treasure Planet that need the live-action adaptation from Disney. I mean, musicals are fine and all, but I really wasn't a fan of the live-action remakes of Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin. Now, Atlantis? That one I can get behind.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire has not been officially announced, but Disney is set to release Mulan on July 24.

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