The Jungle Book

‘The Jungle Book’ Reveals First Official Poster, New Details for Jon Favreau’s Adventure

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by Britt Hayes August 16, 2015 @ 9:44 AM
Disney
Yesterday at D23's live-action panel, the studio gave a presentation on The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau’s re-telling of the classic tale, which blends live-action with CGI. Disney revealed the first official poster for the upcoming film, as well as a few new details and the first footage.

‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Get Release Dates, ‘The Jungle Book’ Gets Delayed

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by Britt Hayes January 13, 2015 @ 5:23 PM
Disney
There’s a bunch of Disney release date news today, as the studio has announced when we’ll see the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie starring Scarlett Johansson, that ‘Pete’s Dragon’ remake, and a new date for Jon Favreau’s live-action take on ‘The Jungle Book.’ We know, it’s a lot to process. We’re here to help.

Disney Announces Major 2015 Film Schedule, Plus New ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Good Dinosaur’ Photos

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by Britt Hayes December 29, 2014 @ 8:36 PM
Marvel/Pixar/Disney
As briefly mentioned in that post featuring the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ photo, Disney’s 2015 release slate is kind of insane. The studio is releasing 12 new films, averaging out to one new movie per month. If things go well at the box office (and they probably will), they might very well indeed be the highest-grossing studio next year, thanks to releases like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ two new Pixar movies, and two new superhero films from Marvel Studios.

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

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by Britt Hayes December 12, 2014 @ 6:13 PM
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
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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.