Tuesday 9 July 2013

Disney Planning Live-Action Jungle Book?

Just like the Kenneth Branagh-directed live-action Cinderella and the Angelina Jolie-starring Maleficent (and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland before that), it looks like another beloved Disney animated classic is getting the live action treatment: a live action version another live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is apparently in the works.

The film reportedly has Justin Marks (The Raven) as a writer and is looking for a director to move forward, according to HeatVision. The new revision of the book will focus on the orphan boy Mowgli as he is raised by wild animals in the Indian Jungle.  There have been live-action remakes in the past (including an existing 1994 Disney version), but none have been anywhere near as successful as the 1967 animated classic. It will be interesting to see how similar - if at all - the live-action retelling will be to that film.

Related posts: Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #19: The Jungle Book (1967)

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