- A fanmade trailer for a live-action Moana film envisions Dwayne Johnson as Maui and Zendaya as the titular character.
- The trailer incorporates sounds and clips from the original animated film, depicting the island of Motunui and showcasing expansive water scenes.
- It remains to be seen who will be officially cast in the live-action film, but the fanmade trailer offers ideas and generates anticipation for the upcoming adaptation.
A fanmade trailer for the live-action Moana imagines Dwayne Johnson as Maui, and Zendaya in the titular role. The Disney animated film premiered in 2016, gaining critical and commercial success, along with two Academy Award nominations. Set in Ancient Polynesia, it follows the character of Moana, who seeks to return a mystical stone to the goddess Te Fiti in order to save her village from a devastating blight. In the original movie, Moana was voiced by Auli’i Cravalho, while Johnson portrayed Maui, a demigod responsible for stealing the artifact known as The Heart of Te Fiti.
With a live-action version of Moana being developed, Cinematic Pro Studio is sharing its concept trailer that envisions Johnson and Zendaya in leading roles. Check out the video below:
In addition to its casting choices, the fanmade Moana trailer incorporates sounds from the animated film, as well as clips that depict expansive water and the island of Motunui.
What A Live-Action Moana Film Could Look Like
It was announced back in April that a live-action Moana film would be made, with Johnson returning to play Maui. When confirming the news, the actor revealed that it will feature many elements from the original movie, which could include HeiHei, Pua, and other characters. Given how popular its songs have become, most notably “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome,” it is worth wondering if any new music will be added as well, similar to previous Disney live-action remakes.
When it comes to the casting of Moana, Cravalho will not be reprising her role, leading to speculation about the film’s potential lead. Although Zendaya was presented in that trailer and has been brought up amid fan discussion, the studio can also choose to cast a lesser known talent for the part. However, with delays/cancelations brought on by the recent SAG-AFTRA strike, it might be a while before there are any more updates.
It will be interesting to see who else officially joins the movie’s cast, and who is brought on for the title role. Those who enjoy Moana are likely eager to find out as soon as possible. The fanmade trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation may give audiences some ideas, and could capture a lot of attention, as excitement surrounding these remakes tends to be high.
Source: Cinematic Pro Studio