Touted as one of the year’s biggest films, Jon Favreau’s remake of the 1994 animated classic The Lion King is neither animated nor live-action.
It’s very much its own kind of movie, one that, even at first glance, looks expensive. Fortunately, it looks like it will make a huge profit. And it will have to.
In a new interview with Jon Favreau on The Lion King’s VFX, it was noted that the budget for the film was expected to be significantly larger than the $175 million for his 2016 remake of The Jungle Book.
How significantly? We don’t know. But the huge worldwide gross of $966.5 million for the partly live-action Jungle Book gave Favreau leverage to ask Disney for the kind of advanced (and expensive) technology used in The Lion King.
The Lion King 2019 Movie Cast And Details
Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Brenda Chapman (story) |
Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover