Dwayne Johnson (otherwise known as 'The Rock'), along with producers Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Beau Flynn, are working on a live-action version of Disney Animation's 2016 hit film "Moana." Auli‘i Cravalho, who voiced the character Moana in the original film, and Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co are executive producers. Jared Bush and Dana Ledoux Miller are also involved in the production. Bush, who previously worked on Disney's "Encanto" and "Zootopia," wrote the screenplay for the 2016 film.
The live-action version will continue to celebrate the Pacific Islander culture, communities, and traditions through the story of Moana, a young woman who seeks to discover her own path. Johnson, who will also appear in the film as the character Maui, expressed his deep appreciation for the opportunity to bring this story to life. He shared this video via the Walt Disney Studios Youtube channel:
Sean Bailey, the president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, is excited to work with the talented team to create a live-action version of the beloved film. "Moana" grossed almost $644 million in the box office and is one of the top 15 most-streamed movies in the United States in 2022. The soundtrack, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, has also received critical acclaim, winning a GRAMMY and breaking records on the Billboard Soundtrack chart.