Disney Giving Jungle Book A Live Action Do-Over

The-Jungle-Book-CoverRudyard Kipling‘s Jungle Book has no doubt proven its worth as both a work of literature and scouting alias sourcebook, but Disney’s animated adaptation definitely had the better tunes.

Truthfully, the Disney toon movie really does offer such vivid characterisations and unforgettable set pieces that I wouldn’t argue with you if you tried to tell me it improved upon the original material, or at least created something so worthwhile on its own terms it becomes every bit as essential. It’s the Soft Cell’s Tainted Love of Disney animated movies.

So it’s either ambitious or foolhardy of Disney to decide they want another pop at it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio have set Street Fighter and He-Man screenwriter Justin Marks to work on a screenplay for a live-action version.

Sounds to me like they’re planning an “action adventure” spin where Shere Khan will be more Richard Parker than George Sanders, where the bear necessities are a CG beast with a lion’s roar.

We’re a good way out from this just yet, but that’s okay – the animated version is coming to Blu-ray in a few months and that’s more than enough for now.

fbi-seal

FBI Confirms North Korean Government Is Behind The Sony Hack

How To Get This Month’s Batman Loot Crate For $9.40…

BC GOTY logo

Bleeding Cool’s Game Of The Year 2014

unnamed (5)

Prettier Deadlier For 2015…

Cover_of_Pyongyang_by_Guy_Delisle

Guy Delisle Says Goodbye To The Pyongyang Movie And Shares His Own Troubles With The Comic

Joe Quesada Appears On Stephen Colbert’s Final Night, As The Captain America Shield Is Taken Into Eternity

Greg Pak Just Killed Off Regan From All-Star Superman

LadyRawLadyZ001CovAMayhew

New Tales Of Old West Adventures With Lady Rawhide And Lady Zorro

KingPhantom01-Cov-H-FOC-LiefeldVirgin

Rob Liefeld Covers Flash Gordon And The Phantom

500271_press02

Sideshow’s Second Set Of Art Prints