Live-action The Lion King movie confirmed by Disney?
Live-action The Lion King movie confirmed by Disney?Facebook / The Lion King

After the success of Jungle Book live-action early this year, Disney is all set to give The Lion King, one of its another classic, a real-life treatment.

Jon Favreau, who directed The Jungle Book live-action movie, has been in talks with Disney to helm the new project too. The Iron Man fame director brought the magic of a classic tale for today's generation of kids in a very spectacular way.

Talking about the new project and collaboration with Favreau, Disney announced: "The Lion King builds on Disney's success of re-imagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book," the company said on its website. "The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film."

The live-action film won't exactly be live action but will be made with visual and digital effects. However, Favreau has already done a great job with using the technology in The Jungle Book. Hence, fans are assured that Lion King will be no less spectacular.

The Lion King is set in the African savannah and tells the story of Simba, a lion cub who was forced to go into hiding after his father, Mufasa, was killed by his greedy and evil uncle, Scar. After years of spending time with a warthog and meerkat named Pumba and Timon respectively, he goes back to his kingdom to reclaim the throne from Scar.

Though it is too early to say that the new project by Disney will work for sure, the recent success that the studio has received with its movies can assure that the movie will meet the expectations of the fans.