The realistic CGI reboot will include songs from the original.
The Walt Disney Company announced the film in a press release, saying, “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.”
Favreau shared the news on Twitter with a not-so-cryptic emoji tweet.
The “reimagined” Lion King will include songs from the original animated movie, and is expected to be filmed in a similarly realistic style to The Jungle Book—although presumably without any human characters.
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