Written by Zoë Holloway, September 29, 2016

Somebody hold us! One of our all-time favourite childhood movies is being remade into a live-action film!


Disney announced this morning that it will be remaking its animated classic The Lion King, with Jon Favreau – the man behind The Jungle Book reboot – signed on to helm the project.


‘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,’ a statement on the company’s website read.

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,’ it continued.

‘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.’

Hakuna Matata, Disney! We’ll just be eagerly awaiting more news.

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