The first teaser for Jon Favreau’s The Lion King live-action adaptation is finally here. Not surprisingly, it’s bringing back memories of the beloved Disney classic. After all, the trailer features some of the most iconic scenes from the animated flick.
The 1994 animated feature film is known for its epic sequences, from the gorgeous landscape as baby Simba was introduced to the other animals to the thundering stampede of the wildebeest herd. The new adaptation pays tribute to these scenes that moved us several decades ago and brings it back to life.
We can’t wait for this little guy to be king!
The trailer opens with the sun rising on the horizon, which is the same scene that we see in the animated classic. However, the iconic song that accompanies the sequence is reserved for a different moment in the teaser. It’s an excellent change that still has a goosebumps-inducing effect.
Our first glimpse at the tiny future king is remarkably similar to his debut in the animated flick although now we can see just how furry the adorable cub is. The Favreau movie does change a few things about the scene but not so much that it takes away the initial thrill about seeing the sequence in live action.
It’s not a perfect trailer for The Lion King if you don’t hear the opening lines to “Circle of Life.” Luckily, we get exactly that as well as the iconic hoisting of Simba on top of the rock.
The official poster for ‘The Lion King’ is just as stunning as the trailer.
The synopsis for The Lion King reads as follows:
“From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all new ‘The Lion King’ journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.”
The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones. The new film will premiere on July 19, 2019.
Watch the stunning trailer below:
Magician Wins Magic World Cup With His Unbelievably ‘Devilish’ Tricks
Fans and fellow magicians can’t figure out how he did his tricks!
Adults are often cynical about magic shows. Sure, we used to enjoy watching them as kids but as we grew older, we know magic isn’t real and it’s all nothing but a combination of theatrics and sleight of hand skills.
However, there are just some magic acts that are just so good they’re impossible to explain – and they just make you feel that child-like wonder all over again.
Meet magician Eric Chien who recently wowed audience members and judges at the World Championships of Magic (a.k.a. Magic World Cup).
Tom Hardy Receives CBE For Services To Drama From Prince Charles
Hardy has been working with Prince Charles for a long time.
He might be known for playing tough guys in films and TV but Tom Hardy is certainly cooler than his characters. The Venom star has just been awarded his CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama. The award was presented by none other than Prince Charles himself.
Tom Hardy was awarded his CBE during the Queen's Birthday Honors at Buckingham Palace. The Mad Max: Fury Road star was joined by actress Keira Knightley, who received her OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to drama. Veteran actress Emma Thompson was named a dame at the same event.
Tom Hardy couldn't help but smile as he received the award from the Prince of Wales.
Rami Malek’s Live Aid Performance In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Magnificently Precise
A performance that deserves an Oscar!
There is little doubt that Rami Malek truly embraced his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. However, a new video reveals that the Mr. Robot actor took certain pains to portray the Queen frontman. A side-by-side comparison of the film and footage of Mercury performing at Live Aid confirms just how precise the performance was.
The video shows original footage of Queen playing during the benefit concert on July 13, 1985, alongside Rami Malek and his fellow actors performing the same scene in Bohemian Rhapsody. It is immediately clear that Malek did his research for the pivotal sequence in the film. Even the smallest movement was copied perfectly, confusing fans if they were watching the real Mercury or an actor wearing prosthetic teeth.
Rami Malek studied Freddie Mercury's old videos to prepare for the film.