Conflicting reports emerge regarding Disney’s Gargoyles reboot

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Kenneth Branagh is said to be helming a remake of the Disney cartoon, but not according to the series creator.

A report has emerged that Kenneth Branagh is set to direct a film adaptation of the 1990s Disney animated series, Gargoyles. However, just as quickly, Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman has shot down the story on Twitter, calling it “flat-out not true”.

The report has been widely covered by the Hollywood trades, first appeared in The Belfast Telegraph but was quickly questioned via social media by a sceptical Weisman. As Branagh’s hometown newspaper, it’s unclear as to whether The Belfast Telegraph had any special insight into the reveal, whilst it remains equally unclear as to whether series creator Greg Weisman would be privy to discussions about the creative direction for the characters he created (although you would hope that would be the case).

The fondly-remembered series ran during the mid-90s and ‘featured a clan of gargoyles as heroes transplanted from the 10th century to the modern day. Back in the middle ages, most of the clan is killed while Goliath and a small group of other gargoyles are cursed to be frozen in stone until their castle somehow reaches above the clouds. Goliath and his comrades awaken in the twentieth century, after the wealthy David Xanatos buys the castle and has it transported to, and reconstructed atop, his New York City skyscraper. The gargoyles protect the city and its people.’

With both writers and actors on strike, the project won’t be picking up steam anytime soon, that’s if it even exists.

If a Gargoyles remake is real and Disney have simply neglected to involve its original creator at any level, this will add to the company’s growing list of public relations gaffes, the most recent of which saw its CEO tell off actors for striking to earn a few more quid whilst he was attending a conference for billionaires. When we do find out what the status of a Gargoyles movie is, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

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