As a well-knwon expert on human-bear relations, Jon Favreau is reportedly Disney's choice to direct one of multiple Jungle Book adaptations in development. Deadline says Favreau is in negotiations to direct the studio's latest spin on the Rudyard Kipling tale, which you may recall they've already done a couple times. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li writer Justin Marks is said to be near completion on a script for the adaptation, which Favreau claims has "an interesting take that could be very cool, and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements." Specifics beyond that aren't clear, but you know, whatever, so long as it matches Kipling's vision of launching a family brand with certain mythic elements.
With a futuristic Jungle Book, Jungle Book in a graveyard, and a standard Jungle Book adaptation already in development, Disney has decided they also want to walk like that, talk like that, develop public domain properties like that, with their own take on the Rudyard Kipling c... / Continue →
Chernin Entertainment's "futuristic Jungle Book" now has some company: Warner Bros. and Disney, too, are preparing skewed takes on Rudyard Kipling's world of unlikely community childrearing.... / Continue →
Bittersweet news for Cory Doctorow today, as author Michael Chabon is reportedly in talks to re-write Magic Kingdom, Disney's film in which the amusement park goes all delightfully Night at the Museum screwy. Right now Chabon is only chatting about the project with director Jon... / Continue →