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1. Dwayne Johnson announces a live-action remake of 'Moana'

How far will Disney go for an easy $1 billion at the box office? As far as to remake films that aren't even eight years old. A live-action reimagining of the 2016 animated movie Moana is in the works at Disney. The news was revealed Monday during a Disney shareholder meeting by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who voiced Maui in the original film. Disney has been going all in on bringing its animated classics to live-action over the past decade, but this will be its first time remaking a movie that's so recent, it was released after the studio's live-action remake craze began. Auliʻi Cravalho, the voice of Moana, is producing. Johnson is also involved, and he tweeted that he's "honored to partner" with Disney to "tell our story thru the realm of music & dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people." You know what that means: The hierarchy of power in the Disney universe is about to change.

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