Disney announced yesterday that they will be teaming up once again with Director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), to create a live-action version of their animated classic The Lion King. Here is what we currently know about the Lion King remake.
The Lion King remake will be a live-action film and will include the hit songs we all know and love from the original 1994 animated version. It will be directed by Jon Favreau, who is fresh off of Directing a live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was a monster success for Disney this summer, grossing close to a $1 billion.
Favreau confirmed his involvement in this Tweet yesterday:
Excited for my next project 🦁👑
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016
According to Disney, the movie is fast tracked to production, but no release date is set. For a list of all upcoming Disney/Pixar/Star Wars/Marvel movies and their release date, please visit this helpful resource.
That is all we know for now. As always, as I will be updating this post in the future as I find out more, so stay tuned!