Yep, the live-action remakes have officially taken over the silver screen, and one of the upcoming classics to get the treatment is The Jungle Book! In my personal opinion, this has the potential to be one of the most visually appealing and intriguing options to revamp. Imagine Life of Pi graphics and effects blended into this story; it should be incredible.
And now we get to see which kid will play the human raised amongst the animals for the film, ‘Mowgli’! Newcomer Neel Sithi (above) is set to play the lead role. Jon Favreau is directing the film and said this about his lead child actor, ““Casting is the most important element of any film and finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative. Neel has tremendous talent and charisma. There is a lot riding on his little shoulders and I’m confident he can handle it.”
The Jungle Book is slated for release on October 9, 2015!