It is one of the most celebrated films of all time and now Walt Disney’s The Lion King is ready to return to cinemas in a stunning adaptation that will delight audiences both young and old alike.
Watch the incredible first teaser for The Lion King below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
Lion cub crown prince Simba is tricked by his treacherous uncle Scar into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities before returning to claim his rightful position as king of the Pride Lands.
Recalling the epic moment when Simba is anointed as the once and future king of the Pride lands, you can’t help but feel the emotion of this stunning adaptation of this legendary film.
Directed by master filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), The Lion King is packed out with an all star cast including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki and the great James Earl Jones who returns as Mufasa.
As the first film I ever saw, The Lion King holds a very special place in my heart and 25 years on I’m very excited to see what happens next in this incredible piece of cinema. With its lavish visuals and timeless story, The Lion King will truly not disappoint.
Prepare to enter the great circle of life once more when The Lion King arrives in cinemas next year on July 18, 2019.