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    Andy Serkis Takes Over Director's Chair Of 'The Jungle Book'

    Well, we didn’t see this coming. Despite Ron Howard being courted last month—against our wishes—to helm a live-action take on “The Jungle Book” for Warner Bros. after Alejandro González Iñárritu walked away from the project, the “Rush” director will not be behind the camera on the presumed-franchise...

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    Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

    If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. E...

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    Ron Howard Replaces Alejandro González Iñárritu On 'The Jungle Book'

    C'mon Ron Howard, you can do better than this. While everyone slept on "Rush" (seriously, it's a terrific sports drama whether you like racing or not), the director has at least been flirting with more interesting material, whether it's the still-developing movie franchise/TV series "The Dark Tower,...

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    Alejandro González Iñárritu Swings Off 'The Jungle Book,' Joe Johnston & More Line Up New Gigs

    It seemed improbable that arthouse fave Alejandro González Iñárritu would tackle a big studio tentpole, but last month that seemed to be the case when reports surfaced he was circling "The Jungle Book" at Warner Bros. But indeed, Iñárrituu won't be going blockbuster any time soon as he's bounced fro...

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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Circling New Version Of 'The Jungle Book' At Warner Bros

    It feels like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu wants to branch out. After four films of varying degrees of bleakness, in "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" and "Biutiful" (none of which, it should be said, are without their hopeful qualities), the Mexican filmmaker has switched streams, with his next f...

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    'Alice In Wonderland 2' Sets 2016 Release Date With Johnny Depp & Mia Wasikowska To Return

    It's been brewing for a while now, and this afternoon it has become a lot more real: "Alice In Wonderland 2" now has a 2016 release date, with plans to send you down the rabbit hole once again.

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    Jon Favreau Swings To 'The Jungle Book' For Disney

    Right now, Jon Favreau is currently shooting "Chef," a star-studded—it features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale and Dustin Hoffman—return to the sort of smaller, character movies he made at the beginning of his career. But the filmmaker still lik...

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    It's Just The Franchise Necessities: Disney Prepping Live Action Reboot Of 'The Jungle Book'

    Guys listen, don't get so outraged, because from a purely clinical business approach this makes total sense. Disney tried -- they really did -- to relaunch older/new franchises but they botched it and audiences didn't respond. "John Carter" and "The Lone Ranger" will go down as expensive, money-losi...

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    'Harry Potter' Writer Steve Kloves To Pen & Direct Live Action 'The Jungle Book' For Warner Bros.

    To put it bluntly, Warner Bros. owes Steve Kloves about two billion dollars. Roughly. As the man who adapted every entry in the 'Harry Potter' series of films, he played an integral part in turning the young adult novels into box office sensations that not only won over dedicated fans of J.K...

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