Did the death of Bambi’s mother affect you? Rest assured, the live-action version of the 1948 French Disney classic should be less traumatic.
In planning since 2020, the Bambi remake is slowly progressing. On the occasion of the release of the horror film Simetierre: Origin of Evil, director and screenwriter Lindsey Anderson Beer spoke to the American site about Bambi..
The latter, involved in the writing of the film, eventually had to leave the project due to scheduling reasons, but explains that the new version will be more adapted to our time.
In David Carrick Hand, James Allgar and Samuel Armstrong’s classic, Bambi’s mother is killed by hunters. A scene that affected many generations.
The new generation has not seen Bambi
Lindsay Anderson Lud explains, “IHe believes there is a whole generation of kids who have never seen the original. The movie is very different She wore a mermaidfromAladdin Or movies from their 90s heyday that they’ve most likely seen. Bambi is a great movie, but it has a slightly different pace than what modern audiences are used to.
I don’t want to spoil the story, but there is a treatment of the death of the mother that I think is more sensitive today than in the past. And I think that’s one of the reasons why some parents don’t show it to their kids. “
The screenwriter is actually sure that the scene where the hunters are shot would not be accepted in a children’s movie today.
He adds: “I think it’s possible to update Bambi and our approach was to give it a bit more depth.” If we can bring this great story to life for kids today in a way that’s a little more familiar to them, the original will do well. .”.
Don’t insult sensibilities
We still don’t know if screenwriters Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (Transparent) will stick with this idea, but it’s likely that the studio will decide to remove the scene to avoid offending different sensibilities. As a reminder, Disney already cut a scene from the live-action version of The Little Mermaid for similar reasons.
Therefore, the Bambi 2025 version cannot contain the sequence with the hunters. However, the flower’s mother must die at the beginning of the film. With Jon Favreau leaving out Mufasa’s death scene in the live-action version of Rioi Lion, there’s no reason to delete an entire scene that’s essential to the rest of the story.
Last June, director Sarah Paul was in talks to make this new version, which was supposed to be a musical film starring country singer Kacey Musgrave. The release date has not been announced yet.
And for the more daring among you, the flower will be the subject of a horror film titled Bambi: The Reckoning, in which Bambi will be a “vicious killing machine.” 2 rooms, 2 atmospheres.
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