Disney’s Sword In The Stone Remake Has Found Its Director

Between the screenwriter’s Game of Thrones pedigree and the director’s tendency to work on horror or other darkly dramatic material, one gets the impression that the live-action Sword in the Stone will be very different from its animated predecessor. The original film was more a loose collection of shorts than it was a cohesive story, as Merlin would transform himself and Arthur into different animals, and they’d go a brief adventure as a fish or squirrel, before changing back. The titular sword in the stone was a near afterthought, being introduced at the beginning of the story, showing up again at the end, and being completely ignored in between. This sounds like the plan is to make the live-action Sword in the Stone a bit more of a traditional sword and sorcery sort of movie.