Another Classic Movie To Be Remade!

February 12, 2021 - 102 views

Paramount Pictures Are To Remake The King and I Film Musical

It has been reported that Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill are developing a new take on The King and I, the classic musical from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

At this point, Paramount and Temple Hill's new take on The King and I doesn't have a writer or director attached, but it's said that they're "hoping to bring a contemporary perspective to the project and incorporate diversity and contrasting worldviews by incorporating real history and the musical into it."

Based on Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam, which was itself inspired by real-life events, The King and I follows Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher who is hired by King Mongkut of Siam to teach his children.

The musical spawned a feature-film that starred Yul Brynner (who also starred in the stage musical) and Deborah Kerr and was hugely successful, finding itself nominated for nine Academy Awards and winning five, including Best Actor for Brynner. Several other film adaptations followed, the most recent being Anna and the King, a 1999 film that starred Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-fat. Recent Broadway and West End revivals of the stage show were led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe.