Disney’s The Lion King live-action movie in the works!
Avid fans of the said worldwide Disney classic are rejoicing for this development alas. All I can say, WOW! 😀
Following the success of The Jungle Book’s live-action remake, Walt Disney confirmed on Wednesday, September 28, that they’re set to recreate 1994 classic The Lion King too with director Jon Favreau.
Jon also directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and is directing the sequel to The Jungle Book film. On the day of the announcement, he tweeted, “Excited for my next project,” along with lion and crown emojis.
Excited for my next project ??
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016
The Lion King (1994) was one of the biggest animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office gross of $968.8 million, including $422.8 million domestically. It won Academy Awards for the original song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John, Tim Rice) and original score (Hans Zimmer), plus two Grammy Awards, with the soundtrack selling over 14 million copies.
Disney has not set a release date for The Lion King.
Who are excited to see Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa and rest of characters in the live action?