Jon Favreau Probably Doing Disney's Latest 'Jungle Book'

November 6, 2013


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.

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