Jon Favreau Tapped by Disney to Reboot ‘The Lion King’

By Evonne Ermey

Call it the circle of life or the recycling of stories, Disney has The Lion King lined up for a “reimagining,” They announced Wednesday.

The original movie has already been adapted into a successful musical, its next incarnation will likely come in the form of a live-action movie, like The Jungle Book.

In fact, Disney has already signed Jungle Book director, Jon Favreau to take the helm of The Lion King project.

Other Disney “reimaginings” in the works include Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Pete’s Dragon.

Disney also announced that Favreau is working on a Jungle Book sequel.

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