It’s one of the most beloved classic films in the Disney catalogue, and already features on live-action attempt back in 1994, but it’s recently been reported to Deadline Hollywood that Disney is in talks with director Jon Favreau about a potential remake of The Jungle Book!
The film is still in the talks phase, but it is reportedly of high priority to pull this off by the studio. It also would mark another chapter in the relationship between Disney brass and Favreau, who directed the first two Iron Man films, and may be on the rumored Magic Kingdom project. Favreau spoke with Deadline a few weeks back and mentioned the rumors of the project:
“I can’t say that much, but there is an interesting take that could be very cool, and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements…It is my first real family film since Elf, and there are action elements and visual effects that I feel like my experience on the Iron Man films are going to be useful.”
Sign me up to put this one on the queue. Anybody else looking forward to seeing a Jungle Book classic? Give me all those ‘Bear Necessities’ once again…