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Thomas Kail Set To Helm Disney’s Live-Action ‘Moana’ With Dwayne Johnson’s Epic Return As Maui

New Live-Action 'Moana' With Dwayne Johnson's Epic Return

Welcome back to the enchanting world of “Moana,” where the mesmerizing tale of a courageous young explorer unfolds. In 2016, Disney graced us with an animated masterpiece that captured hearts worldwide, showcasing the stunning animation, memorable music, and empowering story that made “Moana” an instant classic.

Get ready to set sail on a new cinematic adventure as Disney’s “Moana” takes a thrilling live-action turn! With the wind and sea calling once again, Dwayne Johnson returns to the role of the grandiose demigod Maui, captivating audiences with his larger-than-life presence. But that’s not all — the film has found its captain in Thomas Kail, the visionary Tony Award-winning director.

Thomas Kail: Broadway Triumphs To Disney’s Moana

Tony-winning director Thomas Kail made waves on Broadway with In the Heights and Hamilton. His success led him to helm Grease: Live and the acclaimed Fosse/Verdon miniseries. Along this remarkable journey, he not only earned accolades but also found love.

While Kail showcased his directorial finesse in the filmed production of Hamilton, the upcoming Moana will mark his highly anticipated feature narrative debut.

The New Live-Action ‘Moana’ Empowers a Fearless Heroine

Influenced by Polynesian folklore, ‘Moana’ told the fearless journey of a young woman defying her father, the island’s chief, as she seeks to reunite a sacred artifact with the goddess Te Fiti. Along her quest, she liberates Maui and discovers her inner strength to fulfill her destiny as a revered leader.

Disney’s latest rendition of ‘Moana’ aims to honor the vibrant culture, tight-knit communities, and rich traditions of the Pacific Islanders, embracing the perspective of a determined young woman forging her unique destiny.

Reviving ‘Moana’: A Legendary Movie

Steering the ship of creativity once again, Jared Bush, the mastermind behind the original screenplay, takes the helm to pen the remarkable remake of Moana, collaborating with Dana Ledoux Miller.

Adding to the creative team, Auli‘i Cravalho, the voice of Moana in the animated version, takes on the role of executive producer alongside Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co. Together, they promise to deliver a captivating reimagining of this beloved tale.

As anticipation builds for this enchanting remake, prepare to be swept away by the magic and wonder of “Moana” like never before!