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'The Lion King' Is Getting a Live-Action Remake!

'The Lion King' Is Getting a Live-Action Remake!

Disney just announced they they have plans to create a live-action remake of their classic animated film The Lion King!

The new flick will feature songs from the animated films and is said to be on the fast track to production.

The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau, who helped bring The Jungle Book‘s recent reimagination to life and will feature a real child actor while bringing the jungle to life through cutting edge CG technology.

The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film,” the company said on their website.

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  • surreal

    Not needed..

  • Casey C

    Totally unnecessary

  • Multipass

    Really?! Stop with all those remakes/reboots.

  • bbm

    NOOO PLEASE DON’T!!
    THIS MOVIE IS JUST PERFECT AS IT IS!

  • Femalefan

    Why are they remaking this? The original is fine as is. How will a live action version work when the original lacked people? Are they going the Dinosaurs route and have the scenery real but the characters in CGi format?