Disney Announce A New Lion King Movie

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Walt Disney Studios have announced today that they are moving forward with a live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

The studios also announced that Jon Favreau would direct the project, after the success of the rebirth of ‘The Jungle Book ‘, it’s not hard to see why they would turn to Favreau again. The film, according to Disney, will feature songs from the iconic 1994 film, but other than that we know nothing of what else would be brought back from the legendary animated movie.

This comes as Disney has found immense success in bringing back prior animated features for new films. The studio already successfully brought back has features like Cinderella, Maleficent, Alice and Wonderland, and Pete’s Dragon into live-action franchises.

Also the much-anticipated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes next year with Emma Watson in the lead role.

The Lion King is still one of Disney’s most renowned animated projects and is ranked highly in terms of box office, raking in over $900 million worldwide. The liveliness of the CG animals in The Jungle Book was amazing. We can expect something like that in The Lion King as Favreau would be directing it as well.
A release date has not been announced yet. However, this past April, the company announced release dates for two unnamed live action films. These were for August 3, 2018 and December 25, 2018. So now we can only sit and hope one of those is for The Lion King.
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