Scribe Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “The Terminal”) has been tapped to write the live-action remake of 1994’s animated classic “The Lion King” for Disney Pictures.
Jon Favreau is already attached to direct the film which follows the live-action the success of “Cinderella,” “Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland” and the like. Next film in that list is “Beauty and the Beast”.
The original remains one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office of $968.8 million. Nathanson most recently worked on the script for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.