Congratulations. You just undersood how business works.Whole thing just reeks of corporate suits playing it safe and looking to cash in on nostalgia but it will be a success financially, the kind of people who will buy tickets for this are those who on a Friday or Saturday night don't want to stay in and fancy a trip to the cinema to watch the latest blockbuster.
On one hand that's fair enough it's their money to spend (or waste) how they see fit on the other hand if people pay for this shit then Disney will continue the trend of remaking classics rather than attempting new stuff.
Let's wait for the movie to come out before we call it shit. Some Disney live-remakes have been good.Another of endless examples of Hollywood capitalizing prebuilt fanbases and expanding the already-large demographic with a cast rich in famous names. Not sure how this will work quality-wise when, as I've seen professionals critique, the colors look so lifeliess (such a stark contrast to the Lion King's vibrant shots that added life to the film) and given how damn realistic everything looks, how are the animals going to emote?
It won't matter though, Lion King remake will surely sit atop the throne and pounce on the box office. Who knows how much this shit is going to rake in considering not only does it have the Disney machine and the allure of nostalgia behind it for a group that is now having families, but this cast is loaded with people that have legions of annoyingly loyal fans.