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After the groundbreaking re-imagining of The Jungle Book, Walt Disney is venturing deeper into its vault in a new interpretation of a legendary classic: The Lion King.

The project will be headed by Jon Favreau, who also directed The Jungle Book. Building on the recent success in re-inventing its classics with films like Maleficient and CinderellaThe Lion King‘s newest edition will include the timeless songs from its animated predecessor. Additionally, Disney has also announced that it will be working on a sequel for its update to The Jungle Book.

While Disney has not yet announced an official release date for the live-action The Lion King remake, be sure to stay tuned for more updates regarding the new film.

Words by Marcus Cho
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