‘Game of Thrones” Bryan Cogman Is Writing Disney’s Live-Action ‘Sword in the Stone’


Just as Disney’s doing with Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, etc., it’s been announced that the studio is making a live-action version of The Sword in the Stone. And it seems they’ve enlisted a particularly on-brand (at least, in the very superficial sense of its Medieval setting) writer — Game of Thrones’ Bryan Cogman. (It can, however, be assumed that there’ll be a tinge less sexual violence, skull-crushing, etc. in the Disney film.)

The writer is also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, working on a feature film adaptation of Magic: The Gathering, in a seeming attempt to seize control of the entire kingdom of fantasy nerdom.

The original, animated Disney film — which was made in 1963 — follows a young King Arthur (formerly an orphan known as Wart), who, under the tutelage of the wizard Merlin, embarks on a rags-to-riches journey. On his quest to becoming royalty, he transforms into a squirrel, a fish, and encounters the malicious and hilariously animated witch, Madam Mim, before climactically pulling a sharp piece of metal from a rock and thereby being dubbed the next King of England.