On April 3, 2023, Dwayne Johnson shocked Disney fans by revealing that a live-action adaptation of Moana is now in production. Auli’i Cravalho and Johnson will reprise their respective roles as Moana and Maui in the upcoming live-action adaptation. The original 2016 movie followed Moana, who embarks on a perilous journey across the ocean with Maui to save her island.
Dwayne Johnson recently released a video of himself and his two kids. Announcing the upcoming film, “Deeply humbled to announce we’re bringing the lovely story of Moana to the live-action big screen! This tale represents my culture and the grace, mana, and martial prowess of our people.”
Dwayne Johnson said, “much more to come” in IG
Moreover, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will produce the movie as well as return to the role of Maui. Johnson has a special connection to the project because of Peter Maivia- his late grandfather. His late grandfather was the model for the island of Maui.
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Johnson said there is still “much more to come” in the live-action version, and hinted that it will convey a tale. Moana is the latest animated character to receive a live-action version. Joining Cruella from 101 Dalmatians, Lilo & Stitch, and The Little Mermaid, according to another statement Dwayne made on Instagram.
Plot and Cast of Disney Remake Moana
The world’s audiences were captivated by Moana’s journey of self-discovery and her reflection on the lives of her ancestors. She also adored her newfound connection with the exiled demigod Maui. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play the charming demigod Maui in the film. Jason Momoa as Tamatoa, the sparkling crab. Dave Bautista and Chief Tui, Moana’s father, are two further speculated cast members.
It’s crucial to remember that Disney has a history of turning their animation classics into live-action movies despite the criticism. Both The Lion King and Aladdin’s recent live-action adaptations were commercially successful.