11th April 2016 - Sequel in the Works at Disney
Disney believes that one of the bare necessities for its movie slate is more "Bare Necessities."
Days before the studio opens its live-action take on The Jungle Book, the company is already putting together the pieces for a sequel.
Jon Favreau and Justin Marks, who respectively directed and wrote the movie, are in negotiations to return in their roles for a follow-up. Favreau will also produce.
Kipling wrote many a Mowgli tale and Disney plans to dig deep into the source material.
The studio has every reason to be high on the movie. Jungle Book is already generating very strong reviews and currently stands at 100 percent on review aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes.
5th April 2016 - IMAX Featurette with Sneak Peek
30th March 2016 - 3 New Sneak Peeks
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up
21st March 2016 - Cast Portraits & TV Spot
7th February 2016 - New Super Bowl Trailer
7th January - 2 New Promotional Posters + Motion Poster
29th September - International Trailer
15th September - First Trailer
Thanks to Chris for the heads up
12th September 2015 - The Jungle Book Teaser - Full Trailer Coming Monday
15th August 2015 - First Look Poster
13th January 2015 - Disney Sets Release Date
Disney has pushed the release of its Jon Favreau-helmed redo of The Jungle Book out of 2015. The 3D pic with an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Johansson had been set for October 9 but now will open April 15, 2016.
1st August 2014 - Bill Murray Joins Cast as Baloo
Forget about your worries and your strife: Disney has found its lovable and carefree if somewhat bumbling bear for The Jungle Book. The studio said today that Bill Murray will supply the voice of Baloo in its live-action/VFX take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic.
Murray joins a powerhouse voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley as worrywart panther Bagheera, Christopher Walken as fire-envious orangutan King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as kaleidoscope-eyed snake Kaa, Luipta Nyong’o as wolf mother Raksha and Idris Elba as villainous, man-hating tiger Shere Khan.
28th July 2014 - Christopher Walken & Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast
Christopher Walken will voice King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, and Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, leader of the wolf pack, in Disney‘s Jungle Book. It’s the latest edition to the live-action/animation hybrid pic, which Jon Favreau is directing from a script by Justin Marks
15th July 2014 - Neel Sethi Cast as Mowgli
Disney has cast newcomer Neel Sethi as Mogwli in “The Jungle Book.”
Jon Favreau is directing the live action film from a script by Justin Marks.
The 10-year-old Sethi, from New York, was chosen from among thousands of kids who auditioned for the role in the U.S., the U.K., New Zealand and Canada.
“The Jungle Book” will be Sethi’s first acting role.
25th June 2014 - Ben Kingsley Joins Cast
Ben Kingsley has been tapped to voice Bagheera in Disney’s new live-action take on “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau.
Idris Elba is on board to voice Shere Khan and Scarlett Johansson is set to voice Kaa.
Based on the Rudyard Kipling book, the story follows an orphan boy raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther. Kingsley will voice the loyal black panther who watches over Mowgli.
23rd April 2014 - Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o Join Disney's Jungle Book
Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling tale.
Disney is swinging forward with its adaptation of The Jungle Book, with two actresses in the midst of boarding the project being directed by Jon Favreau.
Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie.
7th March 2014 - Idris Elba Cast as Shere Khan
British actor Idris Elba is set to voice tiger villain Shere Khan in Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book.
The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star is in final negotiations for the Jon Favreau-directed reboot of the 1967 animated classic, based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel.