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Childhood Reloaded: A Live Action Remake Of 'The Lion King' Is In The Works

This can either go really good or really bad. 

In a continued effort to modernize their classic films, Walt Disney Studios is giving The Lion King the live-action treatment.

Announced Wednesday (Sept. 28), the film will be spearheaded by director Jon Favreau (Elf, the Jungle Book), Variety reports. The New York native has already made a splash with Disney fans and critics with his remake of The Jungle Book, grossing over $961 million in April. The film also follows a series of other successful remakes like Maleficent and Cinderella. 

The Lion King is the most popular film in Disney history, winning an Academy Award and two Grammys for its now-classic songs from Elton John, Tim Rice (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”) and composer Hans Zimmer. It's also one of the biggest animated films of all time with a global box office gross of $968.8 million, including $422.8 million domestically, the company said in a press release. The film continues to live in the theatre world as a Tony-winning Broadway musical for nearly a decade.

Disney promises that the music from the movie will be implemented into the live-action film so expect a few dance breaks in theaters.

A release date hasn't been announced.

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