'Sword in the Stone' Live-Action Remake in the Works With 'Game of Thrones' Writer (Exclusive)

Sword in the Stone Still - H 2015
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The title was a Disney animated movie in 1963.

Disney is revisiting its 1963 animated fantasy The Sword in the Stone, putting into development a live-action remake.

Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on HBO’s fantasy Game of Thrones, has been tapped to pen the script for the project, which will be produced by Brigham Taylor.

Stone, the final movie released before Walt Disney’s death, told of a young King Arthur who is being mentored by Merlin.

The feature is loosely based on the T.H. White’s novel of the same name, which later became part of White’s multi-book Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King.

Taylor, a former production exec at Disney, is producing the studio’s live-action version of The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s remake of its 1967 animated movie.

Cogman has already demonstrated an affinity for the Medieval fantasy genre. His work on Thrones has seen him nominated for WGA Awards four times and he is currently working on adapting the fantasy card game Magic: The Gathering for Fox. He also adapted YA fantasy The False Prince for Paramount.

He is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.