Get ready once again enter the circle of life, as it has now been announced that Disney is moving forward with a sequel to last year’s hugely successful live-action remake of The Lion King. The follow-up is set to be directed by Barry Jenkins, who’s coming-of-age drama Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture back in 2017. The Lion King 2 will once again make use of the groundbreaking photo-realistic computer animation that brought the first movie to cinematic life. Jeff Nathanson, who wrote 2019’s The Lion King, is also returning to write the sequel. The movie has not yet been given a release date or production start date, but considering the huge financial success of the first Lion King, it is likely a high priority for Disney. While specific plot details for The Lion King sequel are being kept tightly under wraps, the sequel will reportedly delve into Mufasa’s past. Rather than being a prequel, however, the movie will progress the story of the main characters from the first movie at the same time as exploring Mufasa’s origin. “Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Barry Jenkins said of… Read full this story
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