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Jon Favreau and Disney Are Remaking The Lion King, and We’ve Got Questions

Disney announced Wednesday morning that the studio will be teaming up yet again with director Jon Favreau, this time for a “reimagining” of The Lion King. The remake will serve as a follow-up to Favreau’s live-action update of The Jungle Book. Favreau confirmed the news, rather cheekily, on Twitter: Disney has been “reimagining” its animated classics as live-action flicks like Maleficent, Cinderella, and the upcoming Emma Watson–starring Beauty and the Beast, for some time now, so it seems reasonable to assume that The Lion King will follow suit and opt for live-action with heavy computer-generated imagery.
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