Why are we touching greatness?
I’m all about the 3R’s – reunions, reboots and revivals – but remaking the Lion King should be criminal.
The Walk Disney company announced that Jon Favreau will “reimagine” the animated hit.
The remake will include songs from the original.
There is no word on a release date or casting news but the film is on the “fast track to production.”
Favreau also helped Disney remake The Jungle Book, which earned almost a billion dollars worldwide.
This isn’t new for Disney – they’ve previously remade Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beats.
They’re also reportedly working on films involving characters from Aladdin, Cinderella and Snow White.
But still… The Lion King seems kind of sacred don’t you think?