First of all let me start by saying that the Lion King is my favorite Disney movie of all time so I’m SUPER excited about this news!
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has plans to make Lion King into a live-action movie like they did with Maleficent, Cinderella, and most recently The Jungle Book. Disney is going to work with Jon Favreau who was the filmmaker behind the success of Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book.
At one point in time the Lion King was the highest grossing animated movie ever until Frozen & Zootopia. Next year’s live adaptation of Beauty & The Beast starring Emma Watson is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 so I imagine the trend will continue with the Lion King.
Read more about this report here.