The Lion King: Disney announces live action film remake
The Lion King is to be remade as a live action film directed by Jon Favreau, Disney has announced.
The announcement comes 22 years after the release of the original animation, while a highly successful stage musical has been running since 1997.
Favreau was behind this year's new version of The Jungle Book, featuring a mix of animation and live action.
He has tweeted that he is "excited" for his "next project", using emojis of a lion and a crown.
Disney said the new version would feature hit songs from the 1994 film, which were written by Sir Elton John, Sir Tim Rice and... read more
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