The Jungle Book

‘The Jungle Book’ Unveils Official Logo and Concept Art for Disney's Live-Action Reboot

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Disney
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.

'Jungle Book: Origins' Casts Benedict Cumberbatch as the Voice of Shere Khan

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by Jacob Hall August 19, 2014 @ 1:06 PM
Warner Bros.
Yes, we live in a world where there are dueling 'Jungle Book' adaptations and, no, neither project appears to be backing down. For whatever reason, two separate movie studios have decided that Rudyard Kipling's iconic stories about Mowgli and his animal allies and adversaries deserve a reboot, and the latest shot fired in this showdown is the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the villainous tiger Shere Khan in 'Jungle Book: Origins.'

'Jungle Book: Origins': Andy Serkis' Directorial Debut Gets a Release Date

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by Britt Hayes August 1, 2014 @ 6:20 PM
Getty Images/Disney
While Disney has set their live action version of 'The Jungle Book' to hit theaters in 2015, Warner Bros. has just announced an official title and release date for their own 'Jungle Book' project: Officially titled 'Jungle Book: Origins,' the new live action movie from motion capture master Andy Serkis will hit theaters just a little over a year later.

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o in Talks for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

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by Damon Houx April 23, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
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Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' adaptation is looking to add some star power as the film is in talks to cast recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' star Scarlett Johansson. Both would provide voices for the film's talking animals.

'Planet of the Apes' Star Andy Serkis Sets Directorial Debut With 'The Jungle Book'

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by Nick Romano March 21, 2014 @ 9:22 AM
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From being an ape, to leading them, to now directing them ...
Motion-capture master Andy Serkis, who famously portrayed intelligent ape Caesar in the prequel 'Planet of the Apes' movies and became Gollum for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, will step into the director's chair for Warner Bros.' rendition of 'The Jungle Book.'

Idris Elba to Play Shere Khan in 'The Jungle Book'

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by Damon Houx March 6, 2014 @ 8:16 PM
BBC, Disney
Idris Elba has been on the verge of superstardom for a while now, and his latest role might get him in the hearts of young children (or at least frighten them). Elba is in final negotiations to join the cast of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action version of 'The Jungle Book' as the voice of the dangerous tiger Shere Khan.

Ron Howard Eyes the Live-Action 'Jungle Book' -- But Not Disney's

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by Nick Romano February 14, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
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Not too long ago, Disney put a live-action 'Jungle Book' movie into development with Jon Favreau set to the direct for an October 9, 2015 release. However, because moviegoers were so clearly pining for two live-action 'Jungle Books' (that's sarcasm), another one is coming from Warner Bros., and the film is eyeing 'Rush' helmer Ron Howard for the director's chair.

'Alice in Wonderland 2' Drops in 2016; 'Jungle Book' and More Get Release Dates

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by Nick Romano November 22, 2013 @ 2:17 PM
Walt Disney Pictures
2015 is going to be one packed year for film. Aside from 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the Batman-Superman team-up, 'Jurassic World' and other major blockbusters, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. have added additional titles -- and one for 2016.

Jon Favreau Could Direct the New Version of 'The Jungle Book'

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by Damon Houx November 5, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
Disney, Getty Images
It seems like 'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau needed to lick his wounds after the fiasco that was 'Cowboys and Aliens,' as that film's failure may have led to a number of his follow-ups falling apart (he was once set to direct both 'Magic Kingdom' and 'Jersey Boys'). But after directing the lower budget 'Chef' it looks like he'll be helming a new franchise as he's up for the new adaptation of 'The Jungle Book.'