With The Walt Disney Company continuing to release live-action remakes of their classic animated films, rumours have been circling that Atlantis: The Lost Empire could be receiving the same treatment.
However, in an interview with Collider, co-directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale addressed this rumour and confirmed it is merely internet talk with nothing official happening at Disney as far as they are aware.
“I’ve heard, so far, the only rumor of Atlantis being tackled as a live-action movie has been strictly on the internet. I haven’t gotten any independent corroboration of that,” Wise said.
Trousdale added, “I’ve actually heard the opposite, that at the last big convention where Disney rolls out their five-year plan [D23 Expo], that Atlantis was not on the docket.”
Although Wise and Trousdale have stated Atlantis: The Lost Empire remake isn’t in Disney’s schedule, with the way the studio is churning out these live-action adaptations, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that the animated classic could receive similar treatment at some point in the future.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire tells the story of Milo (Michael J. Fox), a young man who gains possession of a sacred book, which he believes will guide him and a crew of mercenaries to the lost city of Atlantis.
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