Moana is being summoned once more by the boundary that sits between the sky and the water.
It was announced on Wednesday by Bob Iger on NBC that a sequel to the successful animated picture that was released in 2016 will be released in theaters on November 27. This announcement comes before of Disney’s earnings report for the first quarter of the fiscal year.
Despite the fact that it was initially intended to be a television series, Iger disclosed that the firm ultimately decided to come up with the idea of producing a second picture.
According to Iger, “Moana continues to be an extremely popular franchise, and we are excited to provide you with additional scenes featuring Moana and Maui when ‘Moana 2’ is released in theaters in November.”
Moana, Maui, and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers are about to embark on an enormous new journey in the upcoming Disney film “Moana 2,” according to a press statement from the company.
After receiving an unexpected summons from her ancestors who were responsible for navigation, Moana is forced to embark on an adventure that is unlike anything she has ever experienced. She must travel to the distant seas of Oceania and into waters that have been lost for a very long time.
The second installment will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr., and it will feature music composed by Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, in addition to Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, who were involved in the production of the previous movie.
Dwayne Johnson also made the announcement during a Disney shareholders meeting in April of last year that a separate live-action remake of the original film would be occurring.
We are honoured to announce that we will be bringing Moana’s charming story to the big screen in a live-action adaptation! I am thrilled to join with Disney to share our story via the world of song and dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people,” he tweeted.
“Maui played a significant role in my childhood (I miss you, grandfather), and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.”
Auli’i Cravalho, who first portrayed the eponymous character in the animated film, will not reprise her role in the live-action adaptation. According to a statement that she made on Instagram in May of the previous year, “I believe that it is absolutely vital that casting accurately represents the characters and stories that we want to tell.”
“I can’t wait to find the next actress to portray Moana’s courageous spirit, undeniable wit, and emotional strength,” said the actor. Over the course of the live-action project, she will serve as an executive producer.