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Monday 22 September 2014

Live-action Jungle Book planned

The Jungle Book is reportedly getting a live action overhaul

The Jungle Book is being re-booted as a live-action movie, it has been reported.

Disney is currently heading into development on the new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tales, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.

The film is in the "early stages" but The Raven writer Justin Marks has been hired to pen the script and the search for a director has started.

Disney previously turned the story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves, into an animated movie in 1967 and there have been plenty of other adaptations of the tales including a string of live-action films in the 90s.

The Jungle Book is the latest Disney movie to get the live-action treatment. Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and based on Sleeping Beauty, is due out next summer and Kenneth Branagh is getting ready to direct the live action version of Cinderella, which has Lily James in the title role.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros are also working on a reboot of The Jungle Book.

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