Jon Favreau to Direct NEW Lion King Movie

One of the best movies of 2016 has to be Disney’s The Jungle Book. It was an epic retelling of a classic story that had that amazing Disney magic that we all know and love. The latest trend in Hollywood seems to be taking classic movies and remaking them for modern audiences. However, the way Disney is doing it actually seems to be working out pretty well. The live action Beauty and The Beast movie is just around the corner but the big news today is that The Lion King is getting a live action remake as well.

Disney made the announcement that not only will we be getting a Lion King remake, but also that Jon Favreau will be directing the film. Jon Favreau is a busy man as of late with his acting and directing careers. For those of you that didn’t know, the 2016 Jungle Book movie was directed by him. Not only is he directing movies, but he is also making his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Happy Hogan. Personally I can’t wait to see a live action Lion King movie especially with Jon Favreau as the director.

Just like the Jungle Book and the live action Beauty and The Beast movies, the new Lion King will feature some classic songs from the original 1994 animated film. So far there has been no projected release date for the live action Lion King movie but you know a project of this magnitude will take at least another year if not longer to complete filming. As you can see from the tweet above Mr. Favreau seems to be pretty excited to get this thing started.

As always we want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Are you excited to hear that Disney is making a live action Lion King movie and what do you think about Jon Favreau being named as director? Also did you enjoy the Jungle Book and do you think the Lion King can recreate the same magic? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving them in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter page @Nerdgasmneeds

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