Trailer For “The Lion King” Released

The first trailer for the new live action adaptation of “The Lion King” just released – and, frankly, it looks pretty spectacular. The film follows a recent trend in...

The first trailer for the new live action adaptation of “The Lion King” just released – and, frankly, it looks pretty spectacular.

The film follows a recent trend in classic Disney films being remade for modern audiences – including Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, with Dumbo and Aladdin also on the cards.

But “The Lion King” is arguably one of the most highly anticipated, given that the original animated version was recently voted the best animated film of all time.

As you know, the film follows a young lion called Simba as he grows up to be King of the Pride Lands – helped along the way by two jokers, Timon and Pumbaa, while his Uncle Scar tries to stand in his way.

Except it turns out that Scar probably isn’t Simba’s uncle, or Mufasa’s brother.

“[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely they [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” Producer Don Hahn explained to Hello Giggles.

He continued: “There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions? Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents].

“One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows. We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool.”

Apparently Scar even said so himself during the film. Don revealed: “There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’ When he’s talking to Mufasa, when Mufasa gets mad at him for not coming up to the coronation of Simba.”

The film will be released in the summer of 2019.

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