Hi everyone, Bryan here….
Unfortunately, Disney is remaking The Lion King in the form of a live-action debacle, similar to the recent horrid turd of a film Beauty and the Beast. Fortunately though, they have Jon Favreau in the director’s chair. I trust him. He gave us Iron Man and the recent live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was loads better than that Beast movie. There are literally no humans in The Lion King story, unlike Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast and if it follows the same pattern with the same exact camera shots and songs as its animated predecessor, it’s more than likely going to lose whatever emotion and lovable quality it had in the lifeless eyes of the CGI live-action animals.
Let it also be known that they hired maybe the worst writer in cinema history to adapt this film, who goes by the name of Jeff Nathanson who wrote some of the worst movies in cinema, including Speed 2: Cruise Control, Rush Hour 2 and 3, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I just cant even and I’m just not looking forward to this dumb movie, even though Favreau is at the helm.
That being said, we have a lot of the cast to announce who will be voicing the live-action CGI animals. (Does that even make sense?)
Donald Glover will Voice Simba
James Earl Jones will return to voice Mufasa, because of course
Seth Rogen will voice Pumbaa
Billy Eichner will voice Timon
John Oliver will voice Zazu