The pic would be a live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling book that followed Mowgli, an orphan boy who was raised by various jungle animals and protected from the ferocious Tiger, Shere-Khan.
Jon Berg is overseeing for WB.
Gonzalez Inarritu seemed very intrigued by the property, but Warners wanted to first meet with him and make sure he was the right fit before offering him the gig.
The news comes at an interesting time as Disney has begun talks with Jon Favreau to direct their “Jungle Book” movie. Since the film is in the public domain, neither studio has exclusive rights to it, allowing for multiple projects to be under way at once.
Universal and »
- Justin Kroll
Similar News ItemsWarner Bros. [us]
- Adam West wants to play Thomas Wayne in Ben Affleck’s The Batman (From Flickeringmyth. 25 October 2016, 8:15 AM, PDT)
- Innovative Artists Says “Sorry” To Warner Bros Over Screener Piracy Lawsuit (From Deadline. 25 October 2016, 7:30 AM, PDT)
- Warner Bros Sues Innovative Artists for ‘Creed,’ ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Leak (From The Wrap. 24 October 2016, 5:57 PM, PDT)
Emma Stone (III)
- Best Actress Showcase at AFI Fest as Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane Premieres (From AwardsDaily. 25 October 2016, 7:51 AM, PDT)
- Ryan Gosling Was Almost Cast in Gilmore Girls — Find Out Why He Didn’t Get the Part! (From PEOPLE.com. 24 October 2016, 2:14 PM, PDT)
- Fall 2016’s Most Anticipated Films (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 24 October 2016, 2:06 PM, PDT)
Jon Favreau (I)
- Hear Dwayne Johnson Sing A Tune In New Clip For Disney’s Moana (From We Got This Covered. 24 October 2016, 1:53 PM, PDT)
- Netflix Line-Up: The Jungle Book and The Crown arrive in November (From JoBlo. 24 October 2016, 12:05 PM, PDT)
- ‘Doctor Strange’ Critical Roundup: Reviews Praise Benedict Cumberbatch’s Visionary Origin Story (From Indiewire. 24 October 2016, 8:42 AM, PDT)