Jon Favreau’s The Lion King took the world by storm yesterday after releasing its full cast list. The remake of the 1994 animated classic will star the likes of Donald Glover, Beyonce and James Earl Jones. We now have a look at the synopsis of the film via Collider.
You can check out the synopsis below:
“From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.”
It appears this interpretation of The Lion King will follow the story of the original very closely. Although, much like Favreau’s The Jungle Book remake, it will likely deviate slightly from its source material in an attempt to keep things fresh and engage with modern audiences.
Favreau’s film will also follow The Jungle Book in terms of the style of the film, using a blend of CGI and a live-action backdrop. It’s unlikely we will be seeing any human characters with the project only following the story of the original characters.
The Lion King hits theaters July 19, 2019
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