I’m excited for Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King. There is a ton of potential for a “live action” retelling, especially as it is one of Disney’s best stories.
Helping to craft that story will be Jeff Nathanson who has been brought on to write the script. He was the scribe behind Catch Me If You Can, the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales plus Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
We really don’t know anything about how this film is going to shape up, or what it will look like, but one would have to imagine it would be in the realms of Favreau’s last film, The Jungle Book. That looked quite amazing, so here’s hoping it works out again.