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One of the Live-Action Jungle Book Movies Just Added Idris Elba

7 March 2014 9:40 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Which Jungle Book movie though?

I don’t know how I ended up drawing the repeated coverage of Disney and Warner Bros competing live-action Jungle Book movies, but here I am again. As I wrote before on the Warner Bros Jungle Book:

Callie Cloves, the daughter of Steve Cloves, who sounds familiar because he adapted all theHarry Potter movies from the books, wrote a live-action screenplay based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (the source text that produced the Disney film).

Cloves’ script is at Warner Bros where last month it lost it’s director (Babel‘s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu left the project).

We thought maybe Ron Howard was going to step in and save the WB incarnation, but that hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, Disney and it’s Jon Favreau-directed, David Lowery-written (that was the team that worked on the first Iron Man) Jungle Book »

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Idris Elba Is Killer Tiger Shere Khan in 'The Jungle Book'

6 March 2014 4:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform and provide the voice for killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney's live-action The Jungle Book, under the direction of Jon Favreau (Iron Man).

Avatar VFX maestro Robert Legato will oversee the motion capture in this action-packed adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel. The Oscar winner will be working with a creative team that includes production designers Alex McDowell (Man of Steel) and Chris Glass, and concept artists Michael Kutsche (Maleficent), Iain McCaig (Star Wars: Episode VII ) and Justin Sweet (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe). David Lowery (Iron Man ) is heading up the story team, which is working around the clock with seven full-time illustrators, with Legacy Effects in charge of rigging and creature design.

Disney is moving quickly to beat Warner Bros.' own live action version of the classic story to the big screen. Both »

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Idris Elba To Provide The Roar In Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

6 March 2014 3:41 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform the role and provide the voice of the killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action take on The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is a mix of live action and VFX that is being overseen by Rob Legato, whose VFX credits include Avatar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic, the latter two of which won him Oscars. The studio has bolstered its creative team by setting as its production designers Alex McDowell (Man Of Steel, Rise Of The Guardians) and Chris Glass heading a team of concept artists that includes Michael Kutsche (Alice, Oz, Maleficent), Iain McCaig (Star Wars), and Justin Sweet (Chronicles Of Narnia). The story team is headed by Iron Man‘s David Lowery, who’s working around the clock with seven full-time illustrators, with Legacy Effects participating in creature design and rigging. »


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