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They're making a Live-Action LION KING?


#1

F–K THAT! I’M A LION KING PURIST!

Jon Favreau is directing?

Okay, I’m100% in.

****This was pretty much my thought process over the course of about 5 seconds.

MM


#2

With real lions? :open_mouth:


#3

I knew I should have started that Lion taming business sooner.


#4

Paul made an interesting point about this in the movie thread:

I guess it’s just very high-end, almost photo-realistic animation - unless they’re going to mix animation with filming real animals?


#5

I haven’t seen it but is there a chance they’re doing it a bit like the recent Jungle Book film?


#7

I presume so, as Favreau was behind that too - but Jungle Book at least has humans in it.


#8

Can you imagine arranging all the animals for the musical numbers? They’re going to need some great trainers.


#9

#10

Another remake. Lack of originality. Broadway not enough. No such thing as tradition, and, God help us, maybe even children learning that the world existed before their overly-precious asses ever existed.

Favreau. AGAIN doing something unoriginal. A waste of talent and resources.

Are not two Jungle Books and a couple Tarzans enough for now?


#11

Can you imagine what people would say if Simba ate Timon and Pumba?


#12

In fairness, the original Lion King was pretty much just a remake of Hamlet. :slight_smile:


#13

And Hamlet a retelling of an old viking tale.


#14

That’s quite an accurate representation of the last time I asked for careers advice! :confounded:


#15

And Kimba the White Lion.


#16

Did you see the recent Jungle Book?


#17

Clips. I still want to see it, and it will be on cable soon. I’m quite looking forward to the Andy Serkis mocap-fest - but I think he’s a genius.

Thing is, Rudyard Kipling wrote a whole lot of stories. Here’s a challenge for whoever wants to make a third Jungle Book or for Favreau’s idea: What happens next? Is there more story? If not, what story needs to be told?

I understand “versions” and “remakes” and “adaptations” quite well. I am not required to like them.


#18

The new Jungle Book was one of the most surprisingly good movies I’ve seen recently. I remember hearing about parents complaining about their children being traumatized and leaving the theater crying when that movie first came out and I remember wanting to see it. When I finally did I was not disappointed. I could definitely see why it was scaring children. Small children should not be watching that movie. I thought it was really well done.

That being said, I am in for Favreau’s Lion King.


#19

It was great. Miqque is just old and reactionary.


#20

The current buzzword is “feisty”.


#21

I think you’ve been mishearing people when they say “crotchety”. :wink: