TikTok is a very trending platform with a unique user experience. Why does TikTok inspire the new Disney movie, the live-action Hercules?
Disney started a trend with live-action remakes, but most movies were too close to the original source, but with Hercules Russo chose a different path.
“I think they’re excited to see what we can all bring to it in a way that isn’t just a reinterpretation of the animated film,” Russo adds.
The movie will be a musical. TikTok is changed how we see music videos, and the producer Joe Russo wants to keep up with that:
“There are questions about how you translate it as a musical,” Russo says. “Audiences today have been trained by TikTok, right? What is their expectation of what that musical looks like and feels like? That can be a lot of fun and help us push the boundaries a little bit on how you execute a modern musical.”
The movie will be directed by Guy Ritchie, who also directed “Aladdin” live-action remake in 2019.
“Guy is perfect for it because he has penchant for experimentation,” Russo says.
The original Hercules movie in 1997 was also a musical. In the ancient greek Hercules (son of Zeus and Hera) have to defeat Hades, who wants to get ride of Zeus and after rule the Mount Olimpus. Hades wake up the Titans, and Hercules has to fight with them.