'Sword in the Stone' live-action remake in development with 'Game of Thrones' writer

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By Variety:

Continuing their strategy of reimagining animated classics into live-action movies, Disney is developing a "Sword in the Stone" movie pic with "Game of Thrones" writer Bryan Cogman penning the script, Variety has confirmed.

Brigham Taylor will produce.

The film was loosely based on the T.H. White's novel and later became part of White's multi-book landmark King Arthur fantasy "The Once & Future King."

The 1963 animated pic focused on Arthur character as a boy as he became to be king by Merlin.

Cogman fits the medieval fantasy element of the story after cutting his teeth as one of the writers on HBO's own fantasy drama, though auds can expect this one to be on the much lighter side.

Disney has already seen successful box-office returns by sticking with this strategy with "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and "Alice in Wonderland" and is hoping for similar returns on their "Beauty and the Beast" live-action pic which bows on Mar. 17, 2017.

Cogman is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson. His is also developing a "Magic: The Gathering" pic for Fox and "The False Prince" for Paramount.

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