Dwayne Johnson & Disney Announce Live Action 'Moana' Movie Is in the Works!

Dwayne Johnson & Disney Announce Live Action 'Moana' Movie Is in the Works!

Disney just announced it’s next live action movie adaptation – Moana!

Dwayne Johnson, who voices Maui in the 2016 animated film, revealed the exciting news in a new video recorded on the beach in Hawaii.

The video announcement was shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger on Monday (April 3) during the Walt Disney Company’s Meeting of Shareholders Webcast.

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Dwayne will serve as an executive producer on the live action reimagining with his Seven Bucks Productions banner, while the voice of Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, will also be an executive producer!

“I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to bring the beautiful story of Moana to the live-action big screen. This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength,” Dwayne shared in a statement. “I wear this culture proudly on my skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs very deep for me. I want to thank my partners at Disney for their strong commitment to this special endeavor, because there is no better world for us to honor the story of our people, our passion and our purpose than through the realm of music and dance, which is at the core of who we are as Polynesian people.”

“She has had such a profound impact on how we think of Disney princesses,” Auli’i adds. “Moana’s strength and perseverance are inspiring—to audiences around the world, to me and to everyone who helped bring her to life. I’m looking forward to sharing her story in a whole new way.”

Moana was actually one of the most streamed movies of 2022!

If you missed it, Auli’i has been filming a movie adaptation of a Broadway musical!

Another Disney animated, Hawaii-set film is also getting the live-action treatment and major casting news was just announced. Get the scoop!

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