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Disney live-action reboot of "Lion King"

Disney live-action reboot of "Lion King"Disney plans to revitalize animated classic Lion King converting it into a live-action/CG project, The Hollywood Reporter.

Director of the feature is reported to be Jon Favreau who had already helmed the Jungle Book while bringing its new version in 2016.

“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 company said on its website.

“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,” it reported.

The picture's production is reported to be akin to the Jungle Book, using a real child actor and bringing to life the jungle and its animals via cutting-edge technology and a greenscreen set.

For years the Lion King was the top-grossing animated movie of all time with earnings of $968.8 million worldwide.
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