Fantasia, since its original debut way back in 1940, has garnished with a sort of mythical status among the pantheon of Disney full length animated film history. It used a completely dialogue free soundtrack of classical music recorded using multiple audio channels and reproduced with Fantasound, a pioneering sound reproduction system that made Fantasia the first commercial film shown in stereophonic sound, but requiring retro fitting of the theatres in which it played, adding to the high cost of the films production.
Once of the most iconic segments in the film was the “Night on Bald Moutain” (for those of you who do not remember the sequence you can check it out at the bottom of the post.) which is now being planned as a live action film. The project will be penned by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless –the duo responsible for the 2014 supernatural/horror origin story re-telling Dracula Untold (starring Luke Evans).
Reports suggest the film will be something like Maleficent re-imaginingthe villain of the segment into a protagonist of some sort. However the original segment, having no dialogue and a basically non linear, classical music composition and style, it remain to be since how well the concept film will translated.