Walt Disney Studios announced back in 2017 that it would once again bring the beloved story of The Lion King to life featuring an all-star cast.
Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is at the helm of the live-action production. The 1994 animated film set in Africa follows the adventures of the young lion Simba and his father Mufasa who has to deal with Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar.
The Lion King (1994) is one of the biggest animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office gross of $968.8 million, including $422.8 million domestically. It won Academy Awards for the original song Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John, Tim Rice) and original score (Hans Zimmer), plus two Grammy Awards, with the soundtrack selling over 14 million copies.
The film will be released at theatres worldwide from 19 July 2019. Watch the trailer below:
Source: Capricorn Review