The Lion King [Official Trailer]
Adventure, Drama, Family | 19 July 2019 (USA)
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Eric André, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph
Director: Jon Favreau
Few months back Disney dropped the teaser trailer for this new re-imagining of their animated classic ‘The Lon King’. Directed by Jon Favreu who also brought them box-office success with his recent re-telling of Jungle Book (and of course Iron Man 1 & 2). Some of the big questions from the teaser are answered in this very short and sweet official trailer.
The film is backed with a star-studded cast including Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani (King T’Chaka of Black Panther), Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.
In 2019 alone, Disney will be releasing three live-action (re-imagining) features based on animated films. Dumbo was just released in March, Aladdin will be out May 24 and wrapping up with The Lion King on July 19, 2019. In 2020, a feature based on the animated film, Mulan will be due out on March 27, 2020.
Putting aside my bias for Jon Favreau, of the 2019 releases I would say ‘Lion King’ is the one I’m looking forward to the most. There’s just no way his entry will be as good and the classic, but after recently re-watching his brilliant work with Jungle Book, I’m hoping this take is at the very least a worthy entry.
In case you missed the Teaser Trailer.