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Jon Favreau's Jungle Book Pushed Back Six Months

13 January 2015 4:03 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Joining Universal and 20th Century Fox in their recent games of release date musical chairs, Disney have now announced some shifting weekends of their own. Jon Favreau's Jungle Book has been pushed back to 2016, while Craig Gillespie's Chris Pine-starring The Finest Hours will arrive sooner than we thought. The new Pete's Dragon has nabbed its opening day too. And with the sudden flurry of activity around DreamWorks' Ghost In The Shell remake, there's now also confirmation of exactly when we can expect to see Scarlett Johansson don her cyber-suit.Favreau's live-action-and-cgi take on Rudyard Kipling and Mowgli will now grace cinema screens on April 15, 2016, six months later than originally planned. There's been no official reason given for this, but it's clearly a project where a long post-production was always going to be a necessity. It seems likely that it's a move to get those animal FX looking as seamless as possible. »

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Disney Swaps Release Dates for Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’ and Chris Pine’s ‘Finest Hours’

13 January 2015 2:49 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney Studios on Tuesday swapped the release dates of two high-profile movies. The Chris Pine Coast Guard thriller “The Finest Hours” will open on the October 9, the date for which the Jon Favreau-directed remake of “The Jungle Book” had been set. The live action/CGI family film will now open on April 15, 2016.

The studio also set “Pete’s Dragon” for an Aug. 12, 2016, release and said it will open DreamWorks’ Scarlet Johansson action film “Ghost in the Shell” on April 14, 2017.

The new slot for “Jungle Book” will still keep it ahead of the release of Warner Bros.’ live-action “The Jungle Book: Origins, »

- Todd Cunningham

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