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Jon Favreau Set To Direct A Live Action Jungle Book Reboot For Disney

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11/07/2013 10:33 am
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Jon Favreau Set To Direct A Live Action Jungle Book Reboot For Disney
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Sarah Goddard

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The Jungle Book, the beloved tale written by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1894 and the subject of two Disney feature films (the 1967 animated classic and the 1994 live action feature), is about to have new life breathed into it once again. Deadline announced the news of a new adaptation, calling it “a priority project for the studio,” with Disney reportedly in negotiations with Iron Man director Jon Favreau to take the reins for the latest live action adventure. "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,” Favreau told Deadline. “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.” Screenwriter Justin Marks (The Raven) is penning the script, which has no producers attached at this stage. The Jungle Book is a collection of fables set in India. The short story collection was first published in 1894 in magazine style and tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised in the jungle with the help of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera who have to deal with several adversaries including the mean tiger, Shere Khan.


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