The Lion King Is Being Remade As A Live Action Movie
Disney are remaking the iconic movie.
Yes you read that right: The Lion King is being remade.
It looks like Simba, Timone and Pumba are getting the live action treatment for this latest Disney classic remake.
Disney have confirmed that Jon Favreau, who directed the recent (and really good) remake of The Jungle Book in April this year, will now be ‘reimagining’ The Lion King.
Disney have also said that the new movie will include songs from the original animated movie, which was released in 1994.
The studio’s official statement reveals, “We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.”
Before then, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake, starring Emma Watson, will hit cinemas in 2017.