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It was probably only a matter of time, but Disney has now officially announced that a live-action take on their classic animated adventure, The Lion King, is in the works with Jon Favreau at the helm...


When you consider Disney's penchant for producing live-action remakes of their animated classics, and the massive success of their most recent blockbuster, The Jungle Book, it was probably inevitable that they'd get around to The Lion King at some point.

The Mouse House has just announced that the film is in the planning stages, and that Jon Favreau will return to the directing chair. Plus, they confirm that a sequel to The Jungle Book is also in development.
"We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide. 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. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to The Jungle Book. No release date has been announced for either film."
The Lion King is one of the highest grossing animated pictures of all time, and is generally considered to be one of the best. When Disney began their live-action remake spree, fans expressed concern that Simba and co. might be on their to-do list - but after the terrific job he did on The Jungle Book, it's hard to imagine we'll get too many complaints with Favreau at the helm.
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DOCTOR STRANGE Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks to Voice Scar In Jon Favreau's THE LION KING Remake

Despite recent rumors that Hugh Jackman might be in line for the role, reports are coming in that Chiwetel Ejiofor has entered negotiations to provide the voice of the villainous Scar in The Lion King...





It looks like Chiwetel Ejifor will be providing the voice of Scar in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake of Disney classic, The Lion King.

In the original, Scar was Simba's power-hungry uncle who ultimately wound up murdering his own brother, Mufasa, and pinning the blame on his nephew. The character was voiced by Justice League's Jeremy Irons to great effect in the animated version.

Around the time of SDCC, a rumor arose that Logan star Hugh Jackman was in line to play Scar, but this was recently shot down by the actor's representatives.

Ejiofor joins Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Seth Rogen as Pumba, Billy Eichner As Timon, and John Oliver as Zazu.
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Last I checked, the Lion King didn't really have any people in it. So a live action film would essentially be 100% CG, which i would consider a form of computer animation.
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so this is just a remake of the Lion king with updated animation? I'm guessing similar to how the Jungle book was done.
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^ that is my thinking ..lots of mocap
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so this is just a remake of the Lion king with updated animation? I'm guessing similar to how the Jungle book was done.
Except the Jungle Book did have some human actors, as did Beauty & The Beast.
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'The Lion King': First Look at Live-Action Mufasa Revealed





Walt Disney Studios is bringing The Lion King to life next year, and we finally have our first glimpse at what the leader of Pride Rock will look like when the movie finally arrives.
A Twitter account called Disney Film Facts has taken to the social media site to share photos from the production of The Lion King, revealing the first look at the live-action version of Simba's father, Mufasa.


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Here's A Photo Of The Lion King Cast & Jon Favreau At Work

A behind-the-scenes photo from Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King has been shared by director Jon Favreau. The film, first officially announced in 2016, is just one of several remakes of animated classics on the Disney film docket. After the moderate success of films such as The Jungle Book (which was also directed by Favreau), the studio has continued to churn out remakes of its most successful properties.

The Lion King, which came out in 1994, is one of the most beloved of these classic children's films. The tale of a lion cub, Simba, who runs away after his father is killed and the creatures he befriends along the way is loosely based on Othello, but has perhaps become best known for its Oscar-winning soundtrack scored by Hans Zimmer (who's also on board this time around). The remake has attracted a lot of big talent, and, with the film less than a year away, anticipation is mounting.

Now, Favreau has released an image from backstage. In it, he and three other bearded men stand in a recording booth: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, and Billy Eichner. Rogen and Eichner have been confirmed to be voicing Simba's pals Pumbaa and Timon, who are a warthog and a meerkat, respectively. As for Glover, he's the star of the show, playing Simba. Glover is even giving a shout out to the studio, wearing a sweater featuring the Disney character who shares his first name, Donald Duck.



As exciting as the image is, it's not the first Favreau has given fans. Last year, in December, he shared a photo with just Glover and himself, along with the text "Simba returns!" This past summer, fans were treated to a host of images that were of an animatronic Mufasa; however, they were misattributed, actually belonging to a German creature designer. Since the movie doesn't hit theaters for quite some time, though, it might be awhile before fans get a first look at the CGI characters.

But Disney fans could be in for plenty more surprises over the next several months prior to the film's summer 2019 release. The star-studded cast, which also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor as the evil uncle Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother, Sarabi, and James Earl Jones reprising his role from the animated flick as Mufasa, chances are Favreau (or others) will share a glimpse of them recording their lines at some point. For now, fans will have to patiently await the first teaser trailer.
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