Just as the hype for the live action release of 'The Little Mermaid' is beginning to amp up, Disney have announced that another beloved film is being adapted as a live action remake.

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that 'Moana', which was released in 2016, is getting the live action treatment in a video posted to social media.

Johnson said that he was "humbled" to make the announcement, saying "#MAUI changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I’m honored to partner with @DisneyStudios to tell our story thru the realm of music & dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people."

The accompanying video sees Johnson walking on the beach with his two daughters in O'ahu, Hawaii, where he said that he did "a lot of [his] growing up", and that much of his heritage was shaped "by these incredible islands."

"We are so happy and excited to announce that a live action reimagining of 'Moana' is in the works," he said, namechecking various characters including Heihei the chicken, and Maui, the shapeshifting demigod character that he voiced in the original animation. He went on to pay tribute to his grandfather Peter Maivia, whom he said was the inspiration for the character of Maui.

Watch the video below:

The announcement has drawn a mixed response from people, many of whom are surprised - particularly considering it's only been 7 years since the original was released.