Disney to adapt the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia into a live-action movie
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (from 2014’s Dracula Untold) will write the script for the project, which is in early development at the studio, based on the 1940’s animated film. The duo is also executive producing the film.
The “Night on Bald Mountain” section of Fantasia centered on a dark winged creature who raised spirits from the dead. They dance, fly through the air and enjoy an night of mayhem until they fade away as the night ends and the sun begins to rise. Sources say the live-action take will be similar to what Disney did with Maleficent, which starred Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy.