Disney Officially Cooks It; Announces Live-Action Remake Of The Lion King
If you think The Lion King needs a reboot, you may have some serious issues that you need to work through. Having said that, Disney totally thinks The Lion King needs a reboot. For this reason, they’ve announced a live action/CG project for the revered classic. Haven’t they ever heard the expression “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
It feels so, so incredibly unnecessary, but Disney have cited the success of Cinderella, Maleficent and The Jungle Book as a reason for the fresh take. The mad hype for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast adaptation starring the wonderful Emma Watson as Belle has also contributed to the decision. In the same way as Beauty and the Beast has,The Lion King will still include all your favourite jams from the OG version.
The 1994 film The Lion King has been one of the most successful animated movies ever, and for good reason. Its triumphant recount of the story of Simba, a young lion who struggles in becoming a King and finding his place in the Circle of Life, is iconic. There are literal tears in our eyes just thinking about it. We’ll keep you posted on any news about the upcoming remake, but honestly, if it sucks we’ll just pretend it doesn’t exist and re-watch the original (again).
Watch the trailer for the OG (and only important) Lion King below!