Disney has revealed that they will be making a live-action version of the popular animation picture “Moana.”

On Monday, Disney revealed that they will be making a live-action adaptation of their popular animation film Moana.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who portrayed the role of Maui in the 2016 film, said in a video that production on a remake of the film is underway.

He remarked that the process was still in its infancy. “We still have a long way to go.”

According to Disney, Moana is about “an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui…sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.” This plot is inspired by the civilizations of the Pacific Islands.

Johnson’s late grandpa, High Chief Peter Maivia, was the inspiration for the character of Maui in the new film, and Johnson will serve as a producer on the project in addition to reprising his role as the legendary Polynesian ruler.

He stated, “I’m incredibly touched and overwhelmed with gratitude to bring the wonderful narrative of Moana to the live-action big screen. To me, this tale represents the dignity and bravery of my people and the culture to which I belong.

Hawaiian voice actress Auli’i Cravalho remarked that her role as Moana “has had such a profound impact on how we think of Disney princesses.” Moana’s bravery and determination have inspired people all across the world, including me and the cast and crew who brought her to life. I’m excited to tell her tale in a different format.

Cravalho will not only star in the show, but also serve as an executive producer.

According to Disney, Moana earned about $644 million throughout the world at the box office and was nominated for three major awards. The album’s score was honored with a Grammy and a Billboard Music Award.

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