It’s been the same mauioh Dwayne Johnson in our world, which just announced via video that Disney is currently working on a live-action remake of Moana.
Dwayne Johnson will produce and, unsurprisingly, also reprise the role of the demigod of wind and sea, hero of men, Maui. The plot will be the same as in the 2016 animated version, but it’s not yet clear if other actors besides Johnson will reprise their roles. There is also no release date as of this writing.
Johnson said the following about the project:
“I am deeply honored and grateful to be able to bring the beautiful story of Moana to the big screen. This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of the grace and warrior strength of our people. I proudly wear this culture on my skin .and in my soul, and this unique opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the manna and the spirit of my late grandfather, Grand Chief Peter Maivia, is something very deep for me, I want to thank my partners in Disney for its unwavering commitment to this particular endeavour, for there is no better world to honor the history of our people, our passion and our purpose than through the realm of music and dance, which is central to who we are as Polynesian people.”