Disney is continuing its series of live-action remakes of animated classics with an adaptation of 1994 film The Lion King, which is...what. Why. They say "live-action," but the characters will all be CGI (a la The Jungle Book), which is...what. Why. This, like the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake, will be a straight remake of the original musical. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) will direct the movie, with Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) writing the script. The known cast so far is as follows: Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) as Simba James Earl Jones (Star Wars, Dr. Strangelove) as Mufasa, reprising his role from the original No release date has yet been announced for the movie.