Jon Favreau's Lion King CONFIRMED

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Poetic Chaos, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Poetic Chaos

    Poetic Chaos Hella fetch.

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    7,445
    Likes Received:
    3
    Via his instagram. Thoughts?
     
  2. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    22,604
    Likes Received:
    5,118
    Not surprised.
     
  3. Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel Earth Bound

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Messages:
    32,955
    Likes Received:
    18
  4. Zant

    Zant Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    50
    This will make at least 1.5 billion worldwide.
     
  5. BlueLanternKal

    BlueLanternKal Super-Lex

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    5,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Throw some Mansa Musa in there Fav.
     
  6. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones It's All One Story

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    37,101
    Likes Received:
    334
    So I'm gonna have to suffer through Favreau making God knows how many more movies with talking animals until he can actually make something like Chef again?

    EDIT: Doesn't say he's directing just "joining forces." It could be he's just producing which helps him.
     
  7. Loki882

    Loki882 Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    21,278
    Likes Received:
    139
    So is Favreau going to be their go-to guy when it comes to making these films?
     
  8. BlueLanternKal

    BlueLanternKal Super-Lex

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    5,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chef was a personal film. You don't just "make" a movie like that. You kind of have to live it first.
     
  9. AVEITWITHJAMON

    AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Messages:
    36,562
    Likes Received:
    670
    Not seen JB yet but this sounds good to me
     
  10. Kyle

    Kyle Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,902
    Likes Received:
    2
    Lol. All those who said this would happen were right on the money.
     
  11. Kane52630

    Kane52630 Silver Shamrock User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    99,126
    Likes Received:
    7,335
  12. Schlosser85

    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    33,115
    Likes Received:
    6,506
    We don't need live-action remakes of every Disney movie ever.
     
  13. enquencle

    enquencle Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    0
    Live action? More like CG. Call it what it is, unless they're using real lions...
    It's a really unnecesary remake. Even when I think it is an interesting idea, it's just a cash grab. The original is near perfect.
     
  14. spidey-dude

    spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Messages:
    7,871
    Likes Received:
    4
    cool, the jungle book was great, bring it on
     
  15. NotNickFury

    NotNickFury Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2016
    Messages:
    6,659
    Likes Received:
    868
    I'm still waiting for the announcement that Disney's secret plan has been to do all these live action remakes to build up to a Kingdom Hearts film. At this point, anything is within the realm of possibility for them.
     
  16. SkullDevil

    SkullDevil The White Portuguese

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    10,372
    Likes Received:
    883
    I know this was an eventuality, so I'm not that surprised. I actually expected Jon Favreau to be involved in some way.

    Still don't know what to make of this, though.
     
  17. Schlosser85

    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    33,115
    Likes Received:
    6,506
    No one could outdo James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons as Mufasa and Scar.
     
  18. BlueLanternKal

    BlueLanternKal Super-Lex

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    5,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kingdom Hearts Cinematic Universe?
     
  19. mclay18

    mclay18 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    12,483
    Likes Received:
    416
    It feels unnecessary. The original is already animated and what can Favreau add to make it distinct?
     
  20. mclay18

    mclay18 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    12,483
    Likes Received:
    416
    He'll probably ask them to reprise their roles, and they'll likely say yes. I mean, Jones came back for the SW prequels and "Rogue One "
     
  21. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones It's All One Story

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    37,101
    Likes Received:
    334
    Sure, but it was also original. I'm sure Favreau has those too.

    Too bad because that's what's coming.

    Bob Iger recently said they cracked the code to making successful films which translates to being as risk averse as possible. Yeah, they'll probably be good. But that doesn't mean the same exact movie before wasn't good either. Get ready for Aladdin and Little Mermaid next.

    Oh, look it's the 90's all over again. :o Hey! Remember how great the 90's were? We do too, so you're gonna get it again and not get anything new that's great.

    From a business standpoint, there's no reason for Disney to change their ways in the future.
     
  22. GR8GODZILLAGOD

    GR8GODZILLAGOD That's Mr. Newbie to you.

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not at all surprised this was coming.
     
  23. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Messages:
    13,347
    Likes Received:
    225
    Eh... It was bound to happen sooner or later.
     
  24. OtherwiseKnownAs

    OtherwiseKnownAs Damn fine coffee

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,819
    Likes Received:
    846
  25. The Endless

    The Endless WE are Groot

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Messages:
    7,942
    Likes Received:
    562
    Don't see the problem as long as it's done the same way as Jungle Book. As in, with passion and artistic integrity.

    If it's fantastic then we all win. If it's not so good? Well the original still exists.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"