The Lion King (1994) is set to become the latest Disney animated classic to be remade as a part of their live-action/CG project, and the director of the incredibly successful ‘Jungle Book’ (2016), Jon Favreau, will direct the feature.
The official Disney website released the following statement:
“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.”
In response to the news being broken, director Jon Favreau published the following tweet:
Excited for my next project 🦁👑
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) 28 September 2016