DIS­NEY ANNOUNCES LIVE AC­TION FILM RE­MAKE

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The Lion King is to be re­made as a live ac­tion film di­rected by Jon Favreau, Dis­ney has an­nounced. The an­nounce­ment comes 22 years af­ter the re­lease of the orig­i­nal an­i­ma­tion, while a highly suc­cess­ful stage mu­si­cal has been run­ning since 1997. Mr Favreau was be­hind this year’s new ver­sion of The Jun­gle Book, fea­tur­ing a mix of an­i­ma­tion and live ac­tion. He has tweeted that he is “ex­cited” for his “next project”, us­ing emo­jis of a lion and a crown.

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