Watch: Disney releases teaser trailer for live-action remake of 1994's The Lion King
Disney has finally released the teaser trailer of the much-anticipated live-action version of The Lion King on Thursday. American actor James Earl Jones’ iconic voice returns as the king of the pridelands and Simba’s father, Mufasa.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the remake of the 1994 animated film features voice performances from a star-studded cast including Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.
The 90-minute video gives us a glimpse of the moment Simba is introduced to the Kingdom by Rafiki. It begins with: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom. But the key’s time is the ruler’s. It rises and falls like the Sun. One day the Sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king.” The following sequences show us the anointing of the cub who will one day grow up to be the Lion King. The trailer ends with the king’s growl with a voice that says, “remember.”
The film has been written by Jeff Nathanson with music by the award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and is set to release in 2019.
Watch the trailer here: