The Jungle Book (WB) News


Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More Added to 'Jungle Book: Origins' – Following news yesterday that Benedict Cumberbatch would reateam with his The Hobbit trilogy motion-capture co-star Andy Serkis for his directorial debut on Jungle Book: Origins, the rest of the cast has been revealed, including the role of young Mowgli. THR reports Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan have all landed animal roles in the film which is a new telling of the orphan boy Mowgli who is raised in the jungle by the animal kingdom. 8 years 7 weeks ago via jackiechan

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ for Warner Bros. – Christian Bale will voice Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” star Jack Reynor will voice Brother Wolf in the Andy Serkis-helmed “Jungle Book: Origins” from Warner Bros. Benedict Cumberbatch is already set to voice Shere Khan in the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Serkis will lend his pipes to... 8 years 7 weeks ago via jackiechan

Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins Gains Benedict Cumberbatch As Shere Khan – Though Disney clearly has the lead in the race to adapt Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book into a big-budget blockbuster, Warner Bros. is quietly moving along with its own take, now officially titled Jungle Book: Origins. Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut on the pic, after having served as Peter Jackson’s second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy. 8 years 7 weeks ago via theothersenhman

That Other JUNGLE BOOK Movie Gets A Title And Release Date – With so much attention on Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, it can be easy to lose sight of the needy, less-fortunate Jungle Book movies out there. Say, for instance, the Jungle Book movie to be directed by Andy Serkis. 8 years 9 weeks ago via donnieyen

Lupita Nyong'o Joins Disney's 'The Jungle Book'; Scarlett Johansson Circling

7:51 PM 4/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Lupita Nyong-o
Warner Bros. and Disney are both working on their own live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, but Disney's is farther along and is in the process casting up. Idris Elba is the first to board and will voice the tiger Shere Khan. Joining him will be 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, who will be voicing the wolf mother Rakcha.


Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book’ Sounds Dark and Gritty – Don’t expect Andy Serkis‘ Jungle Book adaptation to be all friendly singing bears and idyllic jungle landscapes. While few specifics have been revealed about the plot so far, Serkis has teased that his take “doesn’t shy away” from the “darkness” of Rudyard Kipling‘s source material. Seems like a pretty sharp contrast from the best-known cinematic interpretation of the stories, Disney’s 1967 animated classic. 8 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee

Andy Serkis To Direct ‘The Jungle Book’ For WB – Now that the two dueling adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – one produced by Warner Brothers, the other by Disney – are beginning to take shape above the line, it’s becoming easier and easier to keep them separate from one another. But in the race to put the classic text back on the big screen, the Mouse House is in first place 8 years 28 weeks ago via donnieyen

What's Popping: Black Widow, 'Terminator: Genesis,' 'I Am Legend,' 'Jungle Book,' 'Noah'

9:09 PM 2/15/2014 by Binh Ngo
Black Widown
Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow has always been a supporting character in nearly all of Marvel's superhero movies thus far, but that may change soon. Marvel chief Kevin Feige has dropped hints that she might have her own movie somewhere down the line. "The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great," Feige said.


Ron Howard in Talks to Direct Warner Bros.' 'The Jungle Book' (Exclusive) – The move comes a month after Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu fell off of the live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale. 8 years 33 weeks ago via jetli

Ron Howard in Talks to Direct THE JUNGLE BOOK for Warner Bros. – It appears that filmmaker Ron Howard may soon be heading back into family friendly territory. A month after director Alejandro González Iñárritu fell off the project, Heat Vision reports that Howard is currently in talks to take the helm of Warner Bros.’ live-action The Jungle Book adaptation. The studio is in a bit of a race to get the project off the ground, as Jon Favreau is helming another live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling book for Disney with an October 2015 release date already set. 8 years 33 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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The Jungle Book (WB)

A new live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book.
Andy Serkis
Warner Bros.
October 09, 2015