Disney’s Jungle Book
First Concept Art and Logo Revealed for Disney’s Live-Action JUNGLE BOOK Reboot
Disney has opted to reveal the first concept art and logo for its own Jungle Book adaptation, director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. The film will be a blend of live-action and CG animation, with Neel Sethifilling the live-action role of Mowgli while Bill Murray voices Baloo, Idris Elba lends his pipes to Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson brings Kaa to life. While Disney touts this as a live-action film, It’ll be interesting to see just how many live-action environments are used, since almost all of the animals appear to be CG. Regardless, the film puts Favreau (you know, the guy who made Elf) back in family film territory, so I’m eager to see the results.
The film also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Via the film’s official Facebook page.
Here’s the official logline for The Jungle Book:
Mowgli—a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves—embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. See an all-new live-action retelling of The Jungle Book, coming to theaters in 2017.
“Jungle Book” is directed by Jon Favreau, with Neel Sethi as Mowgli and Idris Elba voicing the tiger Shere Khan. Warner Bros.’ rival project “Jungle Book: Origins” is being directed by Andy Serkis and is set for release on Oct. 6, 2017.
“The Finest Hours,” directed by Craig Gillespie, centers on the rescue mission after a storm off Cape Cod damaged two oil tankers in 1952. The film had been set for April 15, 2016.
Disney has also dated the “Pete’s Dragon” remake for Aug. 12, 2016, and DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell” for April 14, 2017.
Michael C. Hall, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are on board “Pete’s Dragon,” with newcomer Oakes Fegley set as the title character. David Lowery will direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks.
Scarlett Johansson will star in “Ghost in the Shell,” an adaptation of the popular Japanese anime film.
All four films will be released in 3D.
So lots of amazing films following this already incredible year of cinema! Ahh so many films to see! 🙂