A live-action remake of The Lion King is in the works from Disney!
Jon Favreau is set to direct and production is being fast-tracked. Favreau tweeted the news earlier today.
Excited for my next project 🦁👑
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016
Favreau recently directed Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book which featured CGI animals. The special effects were breath taking in The Jungle Book and I cannot wait to see how The Lion King turns out. The re-imagining of The Lion King will also feature songs from the 1994 animated classic.
The Lion King is one of the highest grossing animated movies of all time making $968.8 million globally. It won Academy Awards, Grammys, and became a Broadway sensation in 1997.
Although the project is being fast-tracked, there isn’t any information yet on when the movie will be out. Regardless, this is one more live-action Disney remake to look forward to.