Directed by Jon Favreau and a photorealistic live-action remake of the classic 1994 Disney film, The Lion King follows the story of a young lion, Simba (voiced by Donald Glover), who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native African land following the murder of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones), at the hands of his uncle, Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor). With the help of his friends – Nala (Beyoncé), Zazu (John Oliver), Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) – Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
I always struggle to make it into the new year prepared, but one of the first things that I like to do is to look at what the year has to look forward to. So I’ve spent hours scrolling through websites and blogs to find 100 Films To Look Forward To In 2019. And there’s some good ‘uns!
To help you trawl through the masses of films listed below, which starts off with January’s biggest award contenders, we’ll go through the releases in the following groups. If there’s anything in particular that you’re looking for, you can jump to certain pages by clicking these links:
Over the past month, and still to come this September, we have already been made aware about the remakes of Conan The Barbarian, Fright Night, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, The Three Musketeers and Footloose. But today I read Shortlist‘s post on “20 films you probably didn’t know are getting remade” that took a real shine to my interests. If you’re a twenty-something like myself there’s a number of films that will excite you too, with a few childhood favourites in this re-make line-up, as well as some American classics and a couple of horrors, some of which do not need to be remade but others that have real potential to benefit from the latest technology.