Steve Kloves Opens “The Jungle Book”

Frequent “Harry Potter” film scribe Steve Kloves is making a deal to write, direct and produce a new adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic “The Jungle Book” at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.

The project will be a live action version of the story about an orphaned boy raised by wolves and other animals, which try to protect him from the ferocious tiger Shere-Khan.

Previous adaptations of the work include the 1967 animated classic and Stephen Sommers’ 1994 live-action version starring Jason Scott Lee and Lena Headey.