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Live-Action "Jungle Book" In The Works

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 9th 2013 10:40PM
Live-Action "Jungle Book" In The Works

Disney Pictures is developing a new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic India-set 1894 short-story collection "The Jungle Book".

The majority of the tales focus on Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves whose friends include a bear named Baloo and a panther by the name of Bagheera.

They also encounter a tiger adversary named Shere Khan. Justin Marks will pen the script, no producers are yet attached.

The story has been adapted several times for the screen, most notably as the 1967 animated film and again in 1994 as a live-action feature starring Jason Scott Lee, Lena Headey and Cary Elwes.

As the property is in the public domain, Warners is developing its own animated adaptation with a script by "Harry Potter" series scribe Steve Kloves.

Source: Heat Vision

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