Jon Favreau to Direct Disney's Live-Action 'Jungle Book'

November 6, 2013 5:17 AM

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Jon Favreau to Direct Disney's Live-Action 'Jungle Book'

A new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale "" is close to get a director. Deadline learns that Jon Favreau, who directed the first two "" films, is in talks to helm the project for Disney.

"I can't say that much, but there is an interesting take that could be very cool, and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements," Favreau says. "It is my first real family film since '', and there are action elements and visual effects that I feel like my experience on the ...

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