- Current Status
- In Season
- 105 minutes
- release date
- Limited Release Date
- Wide Release Date
- Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley
- Jon Favreau
- Adventure, Drama, Family
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book has a 100 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is expected to open at No. 1 this weekend at the box office, and fits in perfectly with Disney’s live-action strategy of re-imagining animated classics. So it’s no wonder the studio has already greenlit a second go-around for Mowgli and his jungle family.
Sources confirm that Favreau is negotiating to return to his duties at the helm of the CG-spectacle along with the film’s writer Justin Marks and its producer Brigham Taylor.
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No word yet on the film’s plot, but Favreau and Marks have a lot of source material to pull from. Disney released an animated Jungle Book 2 back in 2003, starring the voice talent of Haley Joel Osment and John Goodman, as part of its direct-to-DVD expansion efforts. And the original Jungle Book, written by Rudyard Kipling back in the late 19th century, is a collection of 14 short stories.
The Jungle Book opens Friday nationwide.