Disney gives the green light to live-action Jungle Book film

Disney is starting development on a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Justin Marks, who has already penned a draft of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea reboot, is attached to write the script.

Disney has obviously already found success with the book, with the 1967 animated film and since then, Kipling’s stories have appeared in several different forms.

The Jungle Book stories are now in the public domain and Disney isn’t the only studio bringing Mowgli back to the big screen.

Warner Bros is developing its own film based on the book with Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves already on board.

Development on Disney’s movie is in the early stages with no producers or director attached.

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