Disney to Remake 'The Lion King' in Live-Action and We're Happy with the Director!

Publish Date
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:24AM

Disney has revealed they will be remaking The Lion King, but this time in live-action! 

Fortunately, the remake is in the safe hands of director Jon Favreau.

Favreau was behind the lens for the exceptional live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which came out earlier this year, and is currently at work on its sequel.

The original Lion King came out in 1994 and was instantly hailed as a modern classic. It grossed US$968million and would go on to win two Academy Awards.

The film's soundtrack, which featured Elton John's Can You Feel the Love Tonight, was also a smash hit, winning a Grammy and selling more than 14 million copies.

The Lion King Broadway musical, which is also live-action, has been running for 19 years.

Looking forward to seeing the new film!