Rumble In The Jungle: Disney Remakes

The man who brought the world’s best-known boy wizard to our screens is set to reunite Mowgli, Shere Khan and Baloo in a cinematic remake of “The Jungle Book.” Steve Kloves, screenwriter on all but one of the Harry Potter films, is in talks with Warner Bros to make a live-action film of the Rudyard Kipling stories. Reports that Warner Bros is remaking the story will come as a blow to Disney, which first made the tale of orphaned Mowgli’s jungle adventures popular again. It is unlikely to be a coincidence, then, that news of Disney’s own “Jungle Book”-inspired film also emerged yesterday. The studio will be producing a film based on Neil Gaiman‘s novel, “The Graveyard Book” – which is a reimagining of Kipling’s tales, with a cemetery substituted for the jungle. In addition to writing boy’s-adventure classics, Kipling wrote some of the most alarmingly jingoistic, imperialistic tracts ever published.

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