Screen Junkies » The Jungle Book http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:02:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Jungle Book’ To Be Helmed By Chief-Chimp-In-Charge, Andy Serkis http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-book-to-be-helmed-by-chief-chimp-in-charge-andy-serkis/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-book-to-be-helmed-by-chief-chimp-in-charge-andy-serkis/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:03:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260414 Not a very experienced director but we've got high hopes.

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Lord of the Rings star and monkey enthusiast Andy Serkis has signed on to direct Warner Bros live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Originally, directing duties were assigned to Babel‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu but he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. After that, talks with Ron Howard also fell through as he is deathly afraid of tigers although he did note he would love to get a canvas The Jungle Book baseball hat if at all possible.

Serkis, whose main experience is walking around hunched over with dots glued to him, previously worked as second unit director on The Hobbit films. The Jungle Book will mark his feature directing debut. It is unknown whether or not he will use his shape-shifting abilities to portray any animals in the film. (THR)

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Jon Favreau In Talks To Direct Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jon-favreau-in-talks-to-direct-disneys-the-jungle-book/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jon-favreau-in-talks-to-direct-disneys-the-jungle-book/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:37:36 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257905 Fans of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (either the book or the animated film) might have mixed feelings about Jon Favreau stepping in to the feature adaptation of the novel,...

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Fans of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (either the book or the animated film) might have mixed feelings about Jon Favreau stepping in to the feature adaptation of the novel, but that’s probably only because they’re reminded of Cowboys and Aliens, and not Iron Man or Elf. The film has been deemed a “priority project” for Disney, which means the studio thinks it will make slightly more money than the other films it has in the pipeline.

Favreau has recently been connected with Disney to direct Magic Kingdom, a film in which the Disney theme park comes alive.

The Jungle Book was adapted into a forgettable 1994 film directed by Stephen Sommers, but Disney would probably rather you forget that piece of information and just start cheering on the new film.

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