After the massive success of “The Jungle Book”, Disney have now confirmed that they will be doing a remake of The Lion King!
— Total Film (@totalfilm) September 30, 2016
With the Jungle Book making a box office profit of over $965m in under 6 months, Disney were “fast tracked” to creating a new production of The Lion King. As a kid, I remember watching the film and getting emotional as Mufasa died.
In a statement, they said:
“The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast.”
For those of you who loved singing along to the first film, I have good news for you- as the remake will include some of the original soundtrack.
As expected, Twitter was really excited when news of the remake surfaced:
Just see there that Disney are rebooting The Lion King! pic.twitter.com/K8UGhMjTQm
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) September 28, 2016
Disney is remaking The Lion King. pic.twitter.com/tbjH9wdrP2
— Celso Piazzi (@cpiazzi) September 30, 2016
Disney is rebooting The Lion King. To make the plot more current, Scar tries proving Simba can't be king because he wasn't born in Africa.
— Will Presti (@WillPresti) September 28, 2016
I can’t wait…