The powers that be at Disney must figure they have a good thing going with all these modern updates. The recent live-action retelling of The Jungle Book was a huge success, and next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast will almost certainly be a hit. Show More Summary
EVEN A KING has his corporate overlords. And so with Disney’s confirmation Wednesday that the studio will remake its 1994 classic “The Lion King,” the idea that you don’t mess with perfection has just been felled in a corporate gorge, if not a financial gorging. Yes, as Disney gallops along in its plan to tap […]
It's the Disney remake Circle of Life.
There are few things Disney loves more than a live-action adaptation of one of their animated classics; Cinderella, Pete's Dragon, and The Jungle Book have all gotten the treatment recently, and Beauty in the Beast is on its way next year
Disney’s The Lion King will show up in theaters as a live action movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jon Favreau, director of Disney’s The Jungle Book, another animated film turned live action, announced on Facebook Wednesday that he will be working with Disney to reboot the much beloved movie. Disney confirmed the news on […]
Hollywood cannot leave well enough alone and so in keeping with the tradition of rebooting things that don’t need to be rebooted, director Jon Favreau is stepping up to the plate with a live action remake of The Lion King. Read more...
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After the groundbreaking re-imagining of The Jungle Book, Walt Disney is venturing deeper into its vault in a new interpretation of a legendary classic: The Lion King. The project will be headed by Jon Favreau, who also directed TheShow More Summary
'The Lion King' is going live-action with 'The Jungle Book' director.
There’s no doubt about it, The Lion King is one of Disney’s biggest hits ever. First released in 1994, the movie brought in almost $1 billion at the box office (which was almost unheard of back then) and inspired the very popular Broadway...Show More Summary
Walt Disney Studios has officially confirmed that the next animated classic they will turn into a live-action film is The Lion King. Because, you know, The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2 and a full blown Broadway musical just weren't enough. Show More Summary
Following the success of The Jungle Book, Disney gets Jon Favreau to direct a reimagined version of The Lion King.
You can feel the love tonight if you already own a copy of 1994's Lion King on DVD, but soon you'll be able to feel the love live-action style, too, Us reports. Disney announced Wednesday it's working on a do-over of the animated film, per a press release, which means...
Another Disney animated film is re-adapted! The circle of life, indeed! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Early this morning Disney announced that Jon Favreau will be helming a new Lion King adaptation a la his...Show More Summary
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Disney just announced they they have plans to create a live-action remake of their classic animated film The Lion King! The new flick will feature songs from the animated films and is said to be on the fast track to production. The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau, who helped bring The Jungle [...]
Consider these numbers $1 billion, $750 million, and $500 million. That’s how much money Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella made respectively at the worldwide box office. The lesson here for the Walt Disney Company is that there’s big money in live-action modern remakes of their classic animated films. The point was proven again earlier […]
It's the Circle of Life.
It’s the circle of life in Hollywood: “The Lion King” is being remade, and Jon Favreau’s in charge. The Oscar-winning 1994 animated film, which raked in $968.8 million worldwide, including $422.8 million domestically, is being fast-tracked for a “reimagining,” the Walt Disney Studios announced...