Walt Disney Studios today confirmed that another Disney animated classic is getting the live action treatment, with Jon Favreau, of Marvel’s Iron Man fame, at the helm.
Jon Favreau, who did a spectacular job with the live action remake of The Jungle Book, is set to direct the live action reimagination of Disney’s most popular film, The Lion King.
“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 company stated.
If “Hakuna Matata” means no worries and with Jon Favreau taking charge, then perhaps there’s nothing to worry about…as long as James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa and Jeremy Irons as Scar.