Friday 20 October 2017

Favreau set for Jungle Book reboot

Jon Favreau is in talks about directing a new Jungle Book film
Jon Favreau is in talks about directing a new Jungle Book film

Jon Favreau looks set to direct a remake of The Jungle Book.

The Iron Man star is currently in talks about taking the reins on the live action version of the Disney classic.

He told 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."

The Raven writer Justin Marks has been hired to pen the script of the new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tales.

The studio is hoping to go into production next year.

Disney previously turned the story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves, into an animated movie in 1967 and there have been plenty of other adaptations of the tales including a string of live-action films in the 90s.

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