After the first trailer for Star War spin-off series The Mandalorian landed at the Disney expo event D23 in August, buzz has started to build for director Jon Favreau's take on the galaxy far, far away.
Taking a cue from Walt Disney, director had his stars perform as their animal counterparts. Watch the exclusive video.
Ejiofor and Favreau explain why the villainous lion is so different from the original.
The director says that "anytime we do something new it's going to be confusing to people."
It appears that early buzz on Twitter following the premiere of Disney's grand CGI remake of The Lion King, which raved about movie, may have been a bit premature.
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Disney is set to complete the circle of life once again as a live action remake of ‘The Lion King’ has been announced by the Hollywood studio. Fresh from his success of adapting ‘The Jungle Book’ earlier this year, Jon Favreau is the man tasked with bringing the hit 1994 animation right up to date, using state of the art VFX technology to tell Simba’s tale. Like ‘The Jungle Book’, this new take on Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s African-set adventure will be a live-action/VFX hybrid, but it’s not yet clear whether the film will retain any of the original’s musical numbers written by Elton John and Tim Rice.