Dwayne Johnson revealed as we speak in a recorded message from Hawaii {that a} live-action reimagining of Disney Animation’s 2016 hit characteristic movie “Moana” is in growth. The announcement was shared by Chief Govt Officer Bob Iger throughout The Walt Disney Firm’s Assembly of Shareholders Webcast.

The brand new characteristic movie is produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions and Beau Flynn through Flynn Image Co. Govt producers embrace Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced Moana within the 2016 movie, and Scott Sheldon of Flynn Image Co. Jared Bush and Samoan business professional Dana Ledoux Miller will even participate within the manufacturing. Bush, who was a director and co-writer of Disney’s Oscar(R)-winning characteristic “Encanto” and a author and co-director on Disney’s Oscar(R)-winning movie “Zootopia,” wrote the screenplay for 2016’s “Moana.”

You may see his announcement video beneath.

Like its animated predecessor, the movie will have fun the islands, communities and traditions of Pacific Islanders as seen by the eyes of a younger girl wanting to pave her personal path. Moana’s journey of self-discovery and reflection on the lives of her ancestors gained hearts worldwide, as did her newfound friendship with an exiled demigod named Maui.

Johnson, who plans to return to the fictional world to set sail with Moana, stated, “I am deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to carry the attractive story of Moana to the live-action huge display screen. This story is my tradition, and this story is emblematic of our folks’s grace and warrior energy. I put on this tradition proudly on my pores and skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime alternative to reunite with Maui, impressed by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, Excessive Chief Peter Maivia, is one which runs very deep for me. I wish to thank my companions at Disney for his or her robust dedication to this particular endeavor, as a result of there is no such thing as a higher world for us to honor the story of our folks, our ardour and our objective than by the realm of music and dance, which is on the core of who we’re as Polynesian folks.”

Native Hawaiian actor Cravalho, who helped form Moana within the unique movie, stated the beloved protagonist’s attain is sweeping. “She has had such a profound influence on how we consider Disney princesses,” Cravalho stated. “Moana’s energy and perseverance are inspiring-to audiences all over the world, to me and to everybody who helped carry her to life. I am wanting ahead to sharing her story in a complete new means.”

Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Movement Image Manufacturing (Disney Reside Motion), stated the movie would be a part of a profitable lineup of live-action diversifications that embrace 2017’s “Magnificence and the Beast,” 2019’s “Aladdin” and the extremely anticipated live-action model of “The Little Mermaid,” opening Could 26. “It is nonetheless early, however the concept of working with these incredible companions to inform such a significant story on a live-action canvas, significantly as we have fun 100 years of storytelling at Disney, is thrilling,” stated Bailey.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” debuted in theaters on Nov. 23, 2016, grossing almost $644 million in world field workplace. The title, which debuted on Disney+ with the streamer’s 2019 launch, is among the many high 15 motion pictures streamed in america in 2022. The movie’s soundtrack, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, was lauded worldwide. Miranda gained a GRAMMY(R) for finest music written for visible media (“How Far I will Go”), and an Oscar(R) nomination for finest achievement in music written for movement footage – unique music (“How Far I will Go”). In 2021, the “Moana” soundtrack broke a Billboard Soundtrack chart report for the period of time spent at primary (52 weeks). Moreover, the movie was nominated for an Academy Award (finest animated characteristic movie of the 12 months), a BAFTA (finest animated characteristic movie) and a pair of Golden Globes(R) (finest movement image – animated and finest unique music (“How Far I will Go”)).