Following their successful remakes of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast Disney has announced they will remake their 1994 classic animation movie, The Lion King.

Disney announced that it will be a “reimagining” of the movie and will be directed by Jon Favreau, who is also set to direct The Jungle Book.

They posted the following on their site:

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 Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film.”

The movie will include songs from the original, including ‘Circle of Life’.

The original Lion King movie grossed $968.8 million at the global box office and remains one of the biggest animated movies of all time.

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