– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disney knows how to print that money. Sure, the occasional dud flops onto the big screen, but by and large, they have this s**t down to a science. Take their animated classics and translate them for live-action. Last year, Beauty and the Beast exploded onto the big screen, raking in over $1 billion, and while there are countless animated features to pull from, there are two more that have that same potential: Aladdin and The Lion King.

The latter film is going to be an especially challenging project, as like the Jungle Book before it, it’s actually going to be a fully animated film, but with a live-action aesthetic. Luckily, they have director Jon Favreau, the helmer behind the critical and box-office darling, working on the project, and he took to Twitter to share a new behind-the-scenes photo.

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As you can see, the photo shows Favreau in the middle surrounded by cast members Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner, who play Adult Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon, respectively. Given the story of the original film, it seems safe to assume that the group is recording scenes in the jungle, which take place after Simba spent years in exile.

Sadly, there were few details to pull from the photo. I zoomed in on the script and the photo is far to make out anything but Donald Glover’s watermark. But it’s always nice to see things moving along in production. Just nine more months…

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SOURCE: Jon Favreau

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.