On a surprising move, Disney revealed the first teaser trailer for the live-action version of The Lion King. The movie is based on the iconic animated film that debuted back in 1994. The film is being directed by Jon Favreau. He is responsible for bringing to life the first Iron Man film and the live-action version of The Jungle Book.
The trailer is a shot-by-shot montage of the animated teaser from the 1994 flick. This is only our first look at any footage. Disney does an amazing job by making it look very good by showing us the famous opening scene.
Description of the film:
The Lion King is a photorealistic CGI remake of Disney’s 1994 animated film. It is about a lion cub named Simba who runs away into the Savannah after his evil uncle Scar kills his father and takes over the lion kingdom”.
The film stars the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Joining them are Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon.
The cast also features Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.
The Lion King told the story of the adventures of the young lion Simba (Zoe Leader). He is the heir of the his father’s throne, Mufasa (Ernie Sabella). Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar (Rowan Atkinson), plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. As an adult Simba returns (Jeremy Irons) to take back his homeland from Scar. Simba is aided with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
The screenplay for this live-action version is written by Jeff Nathanson. The script came from a story by Brenda Chapman. This new version is based on the original 1994 film. The latter was written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, & Linda Woolverton. The Lion King (2019) features a new score by Hans Zimmer, and one new original song by Elton John and Tim Rice. Disney will release Favreau’s The Lion King July 19th, 2019 next summer.