Walt Disney Studios has officially confirmed that the next animated classic they will turn into a live-action film is The Lion King. Because, you know, The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2 and a full blown Broadway musical just weren't enough.
Disney has put the project on a fast track to production, with Jon Favreau is set to direct. Favreau recently directed the wildly successful 2016 reimagining of The Jungle Book, so although many people are hesitant about remakes of classics, the project is in good hands.
The Lion King is the latest in a long line of live-action Disney remakes, joining Maleficent, Cinderella, and the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast retelling.
Still, as a viewer, I have so many questions! Will I still be weirdly attracted to Simba in this version? Will Matthew Broderick still voice (adult) Simba? Will we all still be able to feel the love tonight?
The movie has no release date yet, so we will just have to wait and see.