Having screened over the past few weeks for various reviewers, filmmaker Jon Favreau’s reimagining of “The Jungle Book” has so far been drawing very strong reviews.
If the box-office should prove as successful, Favreau tells Collider that another long-gestating project of his at Disney may finally move forward – “Magic Kingdom”.
At one time Favreau was even working with Pixar on shaping the script for the movie which would show Disneyland coming to life and feature the most iconic Disney characters interacting with each other. However we haven’t heard much about it lately and when asked of its current status, Favreau said:
“Well, hopefully now with this collaboration, if it works out well, we can explore what Magic Kingdom could be. Magic Kingdom is a story I’ve been developing. Michael Chabon wrote the draft about Disneyland coming to life, and all of the different lands and attractions all overlapping one another and creating a big adventure that a family gets caught up in.
It’s something I feel very passionate about. Part of the reason I explored this technology I used on Jungle Book is because I was considering it for that film, and maybe it might be something we work together on.”
Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” opens in cinemas next week.