Jon Favreau Directing Live Action Jungle Book For Disney

Jon Favreau Directing Live Action Jungle Book For Disney

Posted by November 6, 2013 Comment


Disney’s trend of doing live action remakes of their classic cartoons continues with the studio now eyeing Jon Favreau to direct a new version of The Jungle Book, according to Deadline.

The 1894 Rudyard Kipling book about Mowgli, the boy raised in a jungle with help from a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, was made into a classic Disney cartoon in 1967, and Favreau seems to believe there’s a way to put a fresh perspective on it, telling Deadline:

I can’t say that much, but there is an interesting take that could be very cool, and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements. It is my first real family film since Elf, and there are action elements and visual effects that I feel like my experience on the Iron Man films are going to be useful.

Disney, probably still on a high from the box office success of their live action Alice in Wonderland, also has Maleficent, a twist on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with Angelina Jolie as the iconic villain, as well as a live action version of Cinderella, with Kenneth Branagh directing newcomer Lily James, in the works.

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(Last Updated November 6, 2013 4:44 pm )

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