Official: 'The Lion King' Prequel in Development
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Director Jon Favreau's photorealistic remake of Disney's 1994 animated classic The Lion King is giving birth to a prequel. Barry Jenkins of the Oscar-winning Moonlight will helm this one.
“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the '90s, I grew up with these characters. Having the opportunity to work with Disney on expanding this magnificent tale of friendship, love and legacy while furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of folk within the African diaspora is a dream come true,” Jenkins said in a statement published in The Hollywood Reporter.