Warner Bros. swings to 'The Jungle Book'

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Mase's picture
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Warner Bros. swings to 'The Jungle Book'

Studio in talks with Steve Kloves to write, direct live-action pic


"Harry Potter" scribe Steve Kloves is in early talks to write and direct a live-action take on "The Jungle Book" for Warner Bros.
Pic will be based on Rudyard Kipling's classic novel about an orphaned boy who is raised by animals that protect him from a ferocious tiger who rules the jungle. Book is currently in the public domain.

Disney, which released the beloved animated take on "Jungle Book," tried its own live-action version in 1994, with Stephen Sommers directing and Jason Scott Lee starring as the hero, Mowgli.

Kloves wrote every film in the WB's eight-pic "Harry Potter" franchise, and he also worked on the script for the studio's long-gestating pic "Akira," as well as Sony's summer tentpole "The Amazing Spider-Man." Helmer made his directorial debut with 1989's "The Fabulous Baker Boys" before going on to direct the 1993 pic "Flesh and Bone."



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Kristen K.'s picture
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Hrmm... I wonder how this will be. I've never read the actual book, do the animals talk in it as well?

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In the Disney's cartoon version they did.

Joined: 07/02/2011
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I wished they do "RIKKI TIKKI TAVI". That's the Kipling story about the mongoose in India that saves the family from the evil cobras. LOVED the book and cartoon when I was a kid.

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Hmm, the cartoon movie was excellent. I hope they will no ruin it.