‘The Jungle Book’ Unveils Official Logo and Concept Art for Disney’s Live-Action Reboot
Just yesterday came word that Warner Bros. have pushed the release date for ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ back to 2017, giving them a whole two years of breathing room following the release of Disney’s own live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book.’ And right on the heels of that news Disney has released the first official logo for Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ along with some lovely concept art.
Favreau’s version of ‘The Jungle Book’ for Disney will feature a blend of live-action and CGI, not unlike WB’s ‘Jungle Book: Origins,’ which will also serve as the directorial debut for actor and motion-capture genius Andy Serkis. While we’ll have to wait an extra year for Serkis’ film to hit theaters, we’ll be able to see Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ next fall. The Disney film stars newcomer Neel Sethi as the live-action Mowgli, with Idris Elba as Shere Khan the tiger, Bill Murray as the lovable bear Baloo, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the snake. We’ll presumably get the first teaser or trailer in the next few months, but for now, Disney has released the official logo and a beautiful piece of concept art for their film, via the official Facebook page:
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Mowgli—a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves—embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. See an all-new live-action retelling of The Jungle Book, coming to theaters on October 9, 2015.