Disney Greenlights 'Lion King' Remake

Disney is teaming up with director Jon Favreau for a live action version of the enormously popular animated film.

“We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide,” the company said in a press release.

Disney is also remaking ‘Beauty and the Beast’ starring Emma Watson as Belle, with the film due out in 2017.

There is currently no release date– however according to reports the project has been ‘fast tracked’ by Disney.

-Devashree Goenka