The Disney animated classic, The Jungle Book, is getting a 21st century makeover with a live-action version in the works.
The original Disney animated film, the last film ever produced by Walt Disney himself, is based off Rudyard Kipling’s set of fables. The story focuses on Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves who befriends a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera.
Because the books are public domain, Warner Bros. Studios is producing their rendition of the books with the help of screenwriter Steve Kloves, who wrote most of the Harry Potter scripts.
The Disney idea is still fresh, there are currently no producers attached and they are still searching for a director.
Jungle Book is not the first animated film to get the live-action remake. The Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland grossed $1 billion dollars. The Sleeping Beauty remake, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie is almost done. Cinderella is slated to begin shooting this fall under director Kenneth Branagh.
Since this is the Jungle Book here is “Bare Necessities”!