It’s the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Lion King “photorealistic remake” which has real CGI animals (?) recreating an almost shot-by-shot recreation of the original animated film. In it, we hear Beyoncé as Nala – yesssssss my queen¡ – and see Pumbaa and Timon as played by Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner.
Not sure about this – I really don’t get the point – but I have heard that Beyoncé worked with Elton John to retool the soundtrack and that they wrote a new song for the adaptation along with Tim Rice. So that might be the reason to go.
Inanition to Beyoncé, Rogen, and Eichner, The Lion King stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi. James Earl Jones returns to the role of Mufasa. It comes out July 19, just in time for the original’s 25th anniversary.