Disney has just released the first trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King and it has us all emotional and nostalgic.
The studio giants debuted the classic movie that completes everyone’s childhood in 1994, and now the Disney classic is being turned into a live-action movie, just like they’ve done with Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, The Jungle Book and more.
In the trailer, we see the familiar opening moments of the story, where Rafiki presents a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. Fans of the original film were pleased to hear the trailer narrated by James Earl Jones, who plays king Mufasa in both the 1994 original and next year’s films.
The 2019 reboot will feature a star-studded cast including James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani, and Seth Rogan, among others and hits the cinemas in 19th Of July 2019.
The Lion King remake will be directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, and scored by Hans Zimmer, who scored the original one. Elton John is also said to be remaking some of his original compositions for the film.
Watch the teaser below: