“It is an honor to say that we are bringing the beautiful story of ‘Moana’ to the big screen as live action! Maui changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I am honored to partner with Disney to tell our story across the realm. of music and dance, which in essence is who we are as a Polynesian people,” Johnson mentions in the video.
Humbled to say we’re bringing #MOANA‘s beautiful story to the live action big screen!#MAUI changed my life (miss you grandpa) and I’m honored to partner with @DisneyStudios to tell our story through the realm of music & dance, which at the core is who we are as Polynesian people🪝 pic.twitter.com/CxJFKQewUS
—Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock)
April 3, 2023
The production of this live action will be led by Johnson, Dany García and Hiram García. It also has the participation of Auli’i Cravalho, who was part of the 2016 animation.
“This story is my culture, and it is emblematic of the grace and warrior strength of our people. I proudly wear this culture on my skin and in my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with Maui, inspired by the manna and the spirit of my late grandfather, Big Chief Peter Maivia, runs deep with me,” the actor said.
The Northern California-born actor has roots in the island towns of the Pacific. On his mother’s side, Ata Maivia, who was of Samoan origin, for this reason the subject is culturally close to him for the interpreter of action films, superheroes and comedies.