Sir Elton John, Beyonce, And Tim Rice Will Create A Soundtrack For 'The Lion King' Remake
February 20, 2018 15:20 By Fabiosa
Sir Elton John will be returning to the studio with theatre legend Tim Rice accompanied by pop diva Beyonce for the live-action remake of the Disney's classic The Lion King.
The 1994 family favorite Lion King was a big commercial hit highly praised by critics. It won two Oscars and has grossed more than $968 million worldwide. The animated version featured voices of big stars, including Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, and many more.
The remake will hit the cinemas on July 19 next year. Beyonce will lend her voice to Nala in the film, while Donald Glover will play Simba.
The blockbuster will have a big stardom, including John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, James Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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Beyonce had reached out to Sir Elton to ask if they could work on the soundtrack together, and he has finally confirmed that they will collaborate on a new song.
In an exclusive interview, Elton commented:
They need to have a new end credits song. There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King and Circle of Life. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something. That’s going out in 2019 as well. And it will be great to work with her. So we will see.
The Rocket Man star revealed that he has already seen a little sneak peek, and it is “amazing”.
Jeremy Irons, Scar in the original animated film, has some thoughts about the remake.
In his interview with Graham Norton, he said that no one approached him to play Scar again. He jokingly complained about being disregarded after doing such a great job at portraying the unforgettable villain.