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The Lion King (Jon Favreau)

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Release date confirmed as July 19, 2019, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks for the roles of Timon and Pumbaa., Beyonce 'top choice' for Nala.

 

http://ew.com/movies/2017/04/25/frozen-2-lion-king-disney-release-dates/

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/841623-timon-and-pumbaa

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/beyonce-lion-king-remake-nala-1202019931/

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Well didn't they remake Pete's Dragon?

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Yes, but the original Pete's Dragon wasn't that good to start with.

 

The more casting news I hear from the Favreau remake, I'm just kinda turned off. It might be a respectable retread like Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast remake, but pointless in the end.

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4 hours ago, Matt C said:

 

Yes, but the original Pete's Dragon wasn't that good to start with.

 

 

You take that back!

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I still get "Every Little Piece" stuck in my head from time to time.  Pete's Dragon was on constant rotation when I was growing up.

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1 hour ago, nightscape94 said:

I still get "Every Little Piece" stuck in my head from time to time.  Pete's Dragon was on constant rotation when I was growing up.

 

We either taped it or kept renting it!

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17 hours ago, Selina Kyle said:

I hope they remake Treasure Planet.

I'll watch that for sure!!!

Plus live action Atlantis: The Lost Empire made as a full-blown adventure movie.

Together with Mulan and Aladdin, I reckon those four lend themselves the best to it.

 

17 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Well didn't they remake Pete's Dragon?

Why did they even have two last year?

Pete's Dragon was not too bad, I suppose, but a very far cry from last year's other Disney remake!

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The Jungle Book is by far Disney's best live-action remake. The visual effects were incredible.

 

 

Will this Lion King remake be completely CGI, like TJB?

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1 minute ago, JohnSolo said:

The Jungle Book is by far Disney's best live-action remake. The visual effects were incredible.

Yes. And the story was pretty solid, the acting well done plus the best John Debney score in years.

 

1 minute ago, JohnSolo said:

Will this Lion King remake be completely CGI, like TJB?

Most likely. And without an actual human character this time, I assume.

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1 minute ago, JohnSolo said:

The Jungle Book is by far Disney's best live-action remake. The visual effects were incredible.

 

 

Will this Lion King remake be completely CGI, like TJB?

 

The Jungle Book wasn't completely CGI. But I think The Lion King will be. No reason to use any practical effects if there are no live actors.

 

It has a lot to live up to, considering both the original film and the fact it will also be compared to the live-action Jungle Book. But they also have a golden opportunity to create their own continuity outside of the original film series (as much as I did enjoy Simba's Pride, let's not pretend it was anything more than average). Plus, they can actually delve a bit deeper into the story. While not everybody wants to know Scar's origin, for instance, the remake can delve a bit more into Scar's years as King.

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5 minutes ago, Gistech said:

 

The Jungle Book wasn't completely CGI.

 

It was almost entirely CGI!

 

5 minutes ago, Gistech said:

 Plus, they can actually delve a bit deeper into the story. While not everybody wants to know Scar's origin, for instance, the remake can delve a bit more into Scar's years as King.

 

Perhaps a prologue of some sorts that explains the enmity between Scar and Musfasa?

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Just now, JohnSolo said:

Perhaps a prologue of some sorts that explains the enmity between Scar and Musfasa?

 

Something a bit better than the cop-out of The Lion Guard, at least.

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On 4/27/2017 at 3:23 PM, JohnSolo said:

 

It was almost entirely CGI!

That's... exactly what he said. 

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The phrases "not completely" and "almost entirely" don't exactly have the same meaning. ;)

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1 hour ago, JohnSolo said:

The phrases "not completely" and "almost entirely" don't exactly have the same meaning. ;)

 

You're not completely explaining your argument about ambiguous terminology using almost entirely more ambiguous language?

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Well, let's hope that the right winging Debney never gets to touch this. Not sure why Favreau sticks around with this militant republican. Mancina will do great re-arrangements of the work, or they can go back to Zimmer.

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Yeah, because a composer's political views totally impact on their work.

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1 hour ago, Gistech said:

Yeah, because a composer's political views totally impact on their work.

The only political view I need regarding music is that Williams trumps the competition. 

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2 hours ago, thestat said:

Well, let's hope that the right winging Debney never gets to touch this. Not sure why Favreau sticks around with this militant republican scum. Mancina will do great re-arrangements of the work, or they can go back to Zimmer.

Obvious troll is obvious. 

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On 4/27/2017 at 11:46 AM, nightscape94 said:

I still get "Every Little Piece" stuck in my head from time to time.  Pete's Dragon was on constant rotation when I was growing up.

 

Helen Reddy was gorgeous. I just remember her in "Candle on the Water."

 

Everything else was rather blah.

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In the grand scheme of things, this might not mean much at all, but John Debney liked a Tweet I made a while back, asking if he would be doing the score for The Lion King.

 

 

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Just now, Disco Stu said:

I hope not.

 

Not a fan of Debney?

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Nope.  And I'm specifically not a fan of his overrated, godawful Jungle Book score.

 

OK, godawful is a little strong.  I was just flabbergasted by the rave reviews it got.  I thought it was boring and lacking anything interesting.

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Since they got Menken back for Beauty and the Beast, the only thing I can say is -- Zimmer or bust!

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1 minute ago, Muldoon said:

Since they got Menken back for Beauty and the Beast, the only thing I can say is -- Zimmer or bust!

 

Yes!  Still my sentimental pick for favorite Zimmer score.

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I thought the score and film were okay, but the song covers were abysmal (Scarlet's singing was nearly on the same level as Emma Watson). 

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I don't see much of a point in composers revisiting their old scores... But then again, I don't see much of a point in those live-action remakes...

 

(And before anyone mentions that: no, it's not like sequels, as with those composers get to expand the musical soundscape and thematic material introduced in the first film. Here, we're talking about composers basically scoring the same film twice).

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I'll just go on record to say that I appreciated basically everything in The Jungle Book.

Definitely including the score.

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10 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

 I don't see much of a point in those live-action remakes...

 

 

There is none and I refuse to see any of them.  I watched the first 15 minutes of Jungle Book before I turned it off in disgust.  Haven't and won't see Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast.

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1 hour ago, BloodBoal said:

I don't see much of a point in composers revisiting their old scores... But then again, I don't see much of a point in those live-action remakes...

 

(And before anyone mentions that: no, it's not like sequels, as with those composers get to expand the musical soundscape and thematic material introduced in the first film. Here, we're talking about composers basically scoring the same film twice).

 

There is indeed a possibility that we'll basically get the same score again, but I think there's a stronger possibility that someone like Debney will come in and write something terribly... adequate. I'd rather have something exceptional and I want to believe that there's also a possibility Zimmer will revisit his work, adding little flourishes maybe even turning it into something a little more mature. I'm told such a "mature" recording exists for Hunchback of Notre Dame. Apparently it's a bit less kiddie/mickey-mousey.

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2 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

 

There is none and I refuse to see any of them.  I watched the first 15 minutes of Jungle Book before I turned it off in disgust.

That bad? I cannot help but be curious on why.

I found it by far one of the most surprisingly enjoyable films from last year.

My expectation was pretty much rock bottom before I actually watched the movie though.

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I really doubt Hansu will return for this. He'll probably pass it on to some of his proteges. Mark Mancina seems the most likely candidate.

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