Can you feel the love tonight? It's official -- Disney is remaking The Lion King. The company made the announcement on Twitter Sept. 28.
— Disney (@Disney) September 28, 2016
Jon Favreau will be directing it. He also directed the remakes of The Jungle Book and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. He broke the news on his Twitter by adding a lion and a crown emoji.
Excited for my next project ??
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016
The new Lion King will include music from the original movie. There's no word yet as to when it will hit theaters.