Walt Disney Studios and Jon Favreau are teaming up for a reimagining of classic film ‘The Lion King‘. This new version of ‘The Lion King’ will feature the famous songs from the animated movie, just like the upcoming live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The project follows the Disney and Favreau groundbreaking hit “The Jungle Book” that debuted in April and has since earned $965.8 million worldwide.
Disney’s successes with the reimagining of its classic animated films like “Maleficent”, “Cinderella”, and “The Jungle Book”, it’s no surprise that “The Lion King” would be on the short list as well. The upcoming “Beauty and the Beast“, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017.. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to “The Jungle Book”. No release date has been announced for either film.