Disney's New Lion King Movie

New Lion King the movie will be written by Jeff Nathanson the Hollywood veteran of the Disney world who will write the screenplay for enhancing the cartoon classing, Deadline announced that report today. Like Beauty and the Beast, which is due out in 2017, The Lion King reimagining will include songs from the original, though these have not been specified.

Nathanson wrote the script for Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can and also contributed to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, among other films. The new Lion King has big shoes to fill, as the original made more than $968 million at the box office and won multiple Academy Awards, in addition to a pair of Grammy Awards for its soundtrack.​