by: Josh Outred – Staff Writer
Jon Favreau, the man who blew everyone’s collective mind by breathing new life into this year’s live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, has been confirmed as the director for the much expected The Lion King adaptation.
Favreau’s Lion King will follow in the footsteps of other recent takes on Disney classics such as, Cinderella and next year’s The Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson.
The Live-action/CGI remake will be the first rendition of the animated classic to hit the big screen since its initial release in 1994, in which the film bought in $968.8 million globally. The film is expected to keep the iconic songs such as “Hakuna Matata”, and is set to film in the African Savannah.
The Lion King centers around a young lion named Simba whose father; Mufasa is murdered by his evil uncle Scar. No release date has been set as of yet, but expect to be awed by Jon Favreau when he takes us all on a magical journey!
Disney has been really impressing audiences with their live action adaptations and if The Jungle Book is any indication, Favreau is going to bring us something really special with The Lion King.