There's a fresh live-action Disney adaptation riding onto our screens this autumn.
Starring the voice of Oscar-winner Kate Winslet in the title role, the new 'Black Beauty' Disney+ adaptation promises to be a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th-century novel.
Sean Bean and David Thewlis' 1994 version is about to become canon as well, as the wild mustang born free in the American west will get a major modern-day update. Voiced by Alan Cumming in the '90s version, this time around Kate Winslet will be the narrator/voice of the magnificent beast.
In case you're not familiar with the source material, it acts as an autobiographical memoir of sorts told from the point of view of the horse. The '90s adaptation revolved around Black Beauty being captured and taken away from his family and developing a bond with a young boy. This time around, it'll be a young girl who develops a close bond with the female horse.
Alongside Kate Winslet, the movie will also star young actress Mackenzie Foy ('Interstellar') as 17-year old Jo Green, Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont from 'Game of Thrones') as John Manly, and English actress Claire Forlani ('Mallrats' and 'Meet Joe Black') as Mrs. Winthorp.
The 'Black Beauty' Disney+ adaptation will be directed by Ashley Avis ('Adolescence'), who also wrote the screenplay, with Martin Moszkowicz ('Resident Evil: Extinction'), Edward Winters ('Deserted') and Jon Brown ('Pompeii') are executive producers.
Disney+ have given us a brief glimpse of their new 'Black Beauty' adaptation by releasing two images from the production.
Embark on an incredible adventure based on the classic tale. Black Beauty, an Original Movie starring Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet, is coming this Autumn to #DisneyPlusUK. #BlackBeautyMovie pic.twitter.com/KAy2DvTVPD
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) July 29, 2020
Expect 'Black Beauty' to arrive on the streaming platform later this year.