Disney+ is formally going forward with their Willow TV collection, and if that information isn’t thrilling sufficient, there are already some large names hooked up to the undertaking. Deadline reports that Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is about to direct the difference, and authentic director Ron Howard is coming again as an govt producer.
The Disney streaming platform has given the Willow adaptation a collection order, and manufacturing on the present is about to start in early 2021, about two years after information of the undertaking first got here out. In response to The Wrap, Willow star Warwick Davis will return to play his position because the titular character, and the collection will decide up years after the occasions of the 1988 movie.
The unique Willow film adopted Davis as a younger farmer who embarks on a quest to avoid wasting a child princess from an evil queen who’s plotting to take over the world. The movie additionally starred Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh and Patricia Hayes.
The difference comes from showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle, and govt producers Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Wendy Mericle. Roopesh Parekh and Hannah Friedman will co-executive produce, and Julia Cooperman is listed as a producer on the undertaking. Bob Dolman, who wrote the unique Willow, will function a consulting producer on the Disney+ collection.
“Rising up within the ’80s, Willow has had a profound impact on me,” Chu mentioned in a press release right this moment. “The story of the bravest heroes within the least possible locations allowed me, an Asian-American child rising up in a Chinese language restaurant trying to go to Hollywood, to consider within the energy of our personal will, willpower and naturally, internal magic.
“So the truth that I get to work with my heroes from Kathleen Kennedy to Ron Howard is larger than a dream come-true. It’s a bucket-list second for me. Jon Kasdan and Wendy Mericle have added such groundbreaking new characters and pleasant surprises to this timeless story that I can’t await the world to return alongside on this epic journey with us.”
In his personal assertion, Howard added, “It’s creatively thrilling to not solely revisit the world and characters first conceived by George Lucas, Bob Dolman and myself however to see it take flight in such contemporary, enjoyable and cinematic methods via the creativeness of Jon Kasdan and Group Willow. This isn’t a nostalgic throw-back, it’s a artistic lean-forward and it’s a blast to be part of all of it.”
Should you haven’t seen the unique Willow but or simply need to re-watch the basic after listening to right this moment’s thrilling information, you’re in luck. It’s at present obtainable on Disney+, and there’s loads of time to stream it earlier than the TV collection formally premieres.
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