Continuing Disney’s trend of taking their animated properties and turning them into live- action films, the studio today released the first teaser for their upcoming live action version of their “original” work of The Lion King.
This version is directed to incredible talent Jon Favreau and stars among many big names, James Earl Jones, reprising his role as the ever powerful yet doomed Mufasa.
On first view, one has to admit that visually the footage looks pretty incredible. Whether that will be enough to drag people out of their homes to see a story they have already seen before remains to be seen. Still, for my money, the original Lion King was the finest film that Disney has ever made. View the trailer of the new version below: