So Disney today announced that they’re undertaking a “re-imagining” of the all-time best-ever family film The Lion King. And it nearly broke Twitter.
No. Stop. You've gone too far this time. Back away from that script right now, sir!https://t.co/GnHz2lT9Mx
— Liz Tierney (@eliztierney13) September 28, 2016
Lion King remake… *sigh! Must all things be ruined? 🤔
— Cate (@yeahCate) September 28, 2016
Live action The Lion King huh? A movie with no humans in it and literally everything will be CGI. I feel like there's a name for that…
— Jamie (@RageNineteen) September 28, 2016
Boy, that escalated quickly.
Fresh from the triumph that was The Jungle Book, Disney will again team up with Jon Favreau for The Lion King remake. Whilst there won’t be any human characters this time around, this incarnation of the film will no doubt use the same breathtaking motion capture technology that made The Jungle Book such a hit.
This remake joins a slate of live action remakes from Disney including The Jungle Book and next year’s Beauty and the Beast. And lest we forget, this is not technically the first time they’ve adapted the animated film. It is, of course, one of the most popular stage musicals of all time.
This film basically raised anyone born in the mid to late 80s. I’m wondering if the extremely negative Twitter response confirms that some things are, in fact, sacred. Of course, in the end, Disney will be banking on the fact that all of us will probably respond like this guy: