Disney is set to complete the circle of life once again as a live action remake of ‘The Lion King’ has been announced by the Hollywood studio. Fresh from his success of adapting ‘The Jungle Book’ earlier this year, Jon Favreau is the man tasked with bringing the hit 1994 animation right up to date, using state of the art VFX technology to tell Simba’s tale. Like ‘The Jungle Book’, this new take on Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s African-set adventure will be a live-action/VFX hybrid, but it’s not yet clear whether the film will retain any of the original’s musical numbers written by Elton John and Tim Rice.
It’s a film starring Daniel Radcliffe as a flatulent corpes and despite what you might assume hearing the synopsis, it’s been getting rave reviews. Having a cadaver for a lead character isn’t what makes Swiss Army Man unique however, in fact it’s just the latest in a long line of comedies about the recently-deceased. Cult 80s comedies don’t come much strange than 'Weekend at Bernie’s’ (above), a film about idiot everymen and the inability of people recognise a corpse when they see one.