Earlier this year, word first spread that Disney had begun early development on a live-action adaptation of Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Now, it seems the studio is starting to scout talent for the project. According to insider Daniel Richtman, Disney is interested in Ryan Reynolds for a role in the film.
Richtman did not reveal on his Patreon whether the studio and Reynolds have entered into talks concerning the film, but it seems the powers that be are interested in the prospects of the star appearing in the adaptation. Additionally, it is unclear who Reynolds could play in the film, as he seems a bit too old for the lead of Milo, but the role could be reworked to fit the star.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire differed significantly from many Disney animated features. Unlike other films, it was not a musical; rather, it drew more inspiration from classic adventure stories. The movie did not perform well at the box-office, only grossing $186.1 million; however, it has since become a cult classic.
The film follows the young scholar Milo Thatch in 1914 who sets out to discover the lost city of Atlantis. Milo sets out on an expedition with a unique crew and comes into contact with the inhabitants of the thriving city. He goes on to help the princess Kida discover the secrets of Atlantis and uncovers a nefarious plot.
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