By Creative Media Times
Disney has dropped the first official full-length trailer for its upcoming live action film “Lion King”, and it looks like a real winner.
The Jon Favreau directed musical fantasy is a live action remake of the 1994 traditionally animated film of the same name which smashed global boxoffice records.
The latest trailer is narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who voices the film’s villain, Scar, the treacherous lion who seeks to take the mantle of king. “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend?,” he says in the trailer. “While some are born to feast, others spend their life in the dark, begging for scraps.”
We also hear Hans Zimmer’s iconic score, which made it all the more thrilling and majestic. Zimmer of course previously scored the 1994 animated version.
In addition to Ejiofor, the film features the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Billy Eichner as Timon, Beyoncé as Nala, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
“The Lion King” is set to stomp into theaters July 19, 2019.