Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Live Action Jungle Book

This is almost the opposite of animation news but word at Variety (trademark bullies though they be) is that Disney will be producing a live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

[The] move to adapt "Jungle Book" comes as Disney is looking to expand its presence in India, considered by the company, along with China, to be one of the more active areas where it can best grow its family brand. Disney already owns a controlling stake in UTV Software Communications, one of Bollywood’s largest entertainment groups.

It also comes as Disney is looking to adapt more of its animated films into live action installments, with "Alice in Wonderland" and "Cinderella" also getting the bigscreen treatment.

If they wanted to get really artsy with this they'd have Siouxsie and the Banshees perform "Trust In Me:"

And Big Bad Voodoo Daddy perform "I Wanna Be Like You:"

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