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'Lion King' live-action movie in the works from Disney

Disney's animated classic The Lion King is the latest movie that will be re-imagined as a live-action/CG project. Disney is reteaming with Jon Favreau, the filmmaker who brought to life The Jungle Book, for a 21st century take on the tale, which it has fast-tracked to production, it announced. "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 company said on its website.
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