Jungle fever returns
DISNEY is delving back into the Jungle Book with a new live-action blockbuster based on Rudyard Kipling’s beloved book. The movie studio tasted success with the project in the late 1960s when it was adapted into an animated hit and now executives are looking to update Kipling’s 1894 short story collection, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Walt Disney died during production of the original movie (pictured). They’re not alone in revisiting the author’s most famous stories about orphan Mowgli. Warner Bros. bosses are also developing a film based on Kipling’s book with Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves adapting the adventures.