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It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Elton John » December 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm

Its not like all Disney remakes do even close to tlk 2019 numbers. Dumbo and Maleficent 2 did so-so compared to how much Disney spent on them, Petes Dragon did.... ok at best? Christopher Robin.... And Lady and the Tramp didnt even get a theatrical release.

Given that i’ve heard Mulan 2020 has a near 300 million dollar budget not including marketing it needs to make close to tlk 2019 numbers to break even. If the movie bombs Disney will likely curb their future live remakes, limit the ‘sure profits’ to theatrical releases and lower budget but still stuff that is likely profitable to Disney+.

I legitimately want a TLK2 remake. Not just because I want to see it, but because I am curious as to what direction it will go in...
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby FlipMode » December 3rd, 2019, 3:53 pm

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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Stormy » December 3rd, 2019, 5:25 pm

That’s what I was thinking at first too. Like you said most of it had to do with nostalgia, and a lot of people who don’t know about TLK2 won’t have that nostalgia for it; and knowing how the 1st remake turned out now they’ll know what they’re in for.
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Elton John » December 3rd, 2019, 7:02 pm

Flip, a problem with your transformers comparison is that tlk 2019 got good audience scores while Transformers didn’t.

And while tlk2 isn’t super duper well known I wouldn’t exactly call it obscure either. Its like, the highest selling direct to video movie (or at least in the top 5) last time I checked, Plus if they can get back at least Donald Glover and Beyonce, maybe bring back some more star power, like real star power. Stars with cult like fan bases.... it could bring in new fans maybe? Dunno.

I mean they were already talking about making Aladdin 2019 sequels and the two Aladdin dtv sequels aren’t exactly well known and Aladdin made half a billion less than tlk at the box office.

But I do think that if Mulan next year bombs badly Disney is going to play it safe-er for quite a while. Mulan 1998 is a beloved movie but it didn’t set the box office on fire like batb, aladdin, and tlk did years earlier so I dunno why Disney thinks this one needs ludicruosly massive budget....
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Panpardus » December 5th, 2019, 1:49 am

On that last point about Mulan, probably not too well (at least maybe not in the U.S.). The lead actor came out in support of the Chinese government and authorities in the Hong King protests, which didn't really help things for the movie's promo, at least not among Asian American audiences if the online backlash is anything to go by. It might still do well in China though.
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Stormy » December 5th, 2019, 4:10 am

The Lion King jumped about 300,000+ since I posted the thing about almost at 1,656. Whew.
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Elton John » December 7th, 2019, 3:40 am

Like, a year before the tlk remake was announced I totally called it and there were plenty of naysayers who when officially announced acted like it was inevitable.

Today they announced an Aladdin remake spinoff for Disney+ starring that other prince. They also confirmed another Aladdin movie is in the planning stages.

So i’m calling it now. There will be a direct sequel to The Lion King 2019. Whether it is an adaptation of Simbas Pride or a new direction, there will be a direct theatrical sequel.
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby MeerkatOnTheMoon » December 7th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Oh yes I think the whole politics thing may not fare well for “Mulan”.

And I hope the CGI version of TLK2 is “Simba’s Pride”. It’d be epic to see who they cast as Zira and all the new characters.
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Re: It's official, there's gonna be a tlk remake.

Postby Stormy » December 7th, 2019, 7:19 pm

I’m hoping me being doubtful to myself will make it happen and make it more exciting for me.

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