Throughout his career, one of the things that Dwayne Johnson, better known as “The Rock”, has repeated on several occasions is how proud he is of his ancestors and of having spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, a place It means a lot to him and his family.
To give even more value to the site that saw him grow, through a trailer shared on all Disney Studios social networks, the 50-year-old actor announced that the film Moana you will have your version live action and that the Mickey Mouse production house is already working on it.
Disney is working on the live action of Moana
Through a video of just over two minutes in length, “The Rock” can be seen on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, in the company of his youngest daughters Jasmine and Tia Giana, where, excited, he spoke about how important and significant it is that place for him and his family, because those incredible islands were in charge of inspiring a very special story of which he was part.
With the help of his daughters, the former WWE wrestler happily announced that the children’s film Moana is underway, but this time in its version live action, in which he will return to play the role of the demigod Maui, a character he lent his voice to in the animated version and who he claims he plays inspired by his late grandfather.
😱 JUST ANNOUNCED: From Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho, the new live-action version of Disney’s Moana is now in the works! 😱 pic.twitter.com/48bbmaOuKc
—Disney Studios LA (@DisneyStudiosLA) April 3, 2023
I wear our culture proudly on my skin and on my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reunite with MAUI, inspired by the spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, is one that runs deep with me.
It will feature the original cast of the animated version
After revealing that the film will feature the characteristic characters we saw in the children’s film, including the beloved rooster Hei Hei, the actor stated that this film will feature the original cast, in which Auli’i Cravalho will return as Moana. In addition, it will include the songs and dances that we remember in the animated tape.
Speaking and focusing a little more on the character he will give life to, Johnson stated that the production is taking care that both Maui’s hair, body and tattoos are as close to what we saw in the first film of Moana. Before ending the video, the actor asks his daughters to pass him the magic hook, that famous question mark that the guardian of humanity uses throughout the film.