Fantasia's iconic Night on Bald Mountain sequence to get entire live-action film

1940's animation to return 70 years later

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Disney is going to turn that dark, swirling Night on Bald Mountain sequence from 1940s animation Fantasia into a live-action movie.

Dracula Untold duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the script for the remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which will be similar in tone to Disney's recent Angelina Jolie box office hit Maleficent.

The "Night on Bald Mountain" section of Fantasia focused on a dark winged creature named Chernabog raising spirits from the dead to dance, fly through the air and wreak havoc around him.

Sazama and Sharpless, who previously penned The Last Witch Hunter screenplay together, will also executive produce the film.

Disney has been on a massive 'live action versions of classics' thing lately. In addition to 2014's Maleficient, Cinderella was remade earlier this year, a new Beauty and the Beast is on the way starring Emma Watson and The Jungle Book and Alice Through the Looking Glass are in the pipeline too.

There is also talk of a live-action Mulan, Dumbo (with Tim Burton directing) and a Tinker Bell film starring Reese Witherspoon.

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