Disney's The Lion King opens in theaters July 19, 2019. THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE.
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna
The film is the latest in a line of live-action remakes from Disney, which has released adaptations of a number of its classic animated films in recent years, including The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and, most recently, Dumbo. In May, the studio will release a live-action version of Aladdin, and it plans to release a remake of Mulan in 2020. Disney is also using its upcoming streaming service to release such film with a live-action version of Lady and the Tramp.