Ron Howard Takes Over Directing “The Jungle Book” For Warner Bros.

By February 15, 2014

Looks like Ron Howard’s a busy, busy bee and now that he’s stepped in to direct Warner Bros.’ take on The Jungle Book, he’s gonna be SUPER busy.

Once eyed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) before that director eventually backed out, WB’s version may be a little shaky since the script was written by newcomer Callie Kloves; considering her father, renowned screenwriter Steve Kloves (Harry Potter franchise as well as 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man), is producing, it seems like they’re moving forward anyway.

My question is if Howard is already slated to direct Mena, In The Heart of The Sea AND still planning on doing the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower (which is seemingly stuck in development), where the hell is he gonna find the time?

And let’s also talk about the fact that Disney, who made the 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book; the 1994 live-action film starring Jason Scott Lee; 1998’s The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story AND the 2003 animated sequel (The Jungle Book 2), is ALSO coming to the plate with ANOTHER live-action version directed by Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau…I think the folks at Warner Bros. may be in WAY over their head but because they now have Ron Howard on board, I’m willing to check it out.

But I’ll kinda judge it just a little because it won’t have Louis Prima and Phil Harris…

Is this or ANY new version of The Jungle Book necessary? Sound off below!

Source: THR

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  • Jesus M Kilkenny

    When I saw the preview to this.. it brought back so many memories. Is this the first Anama that Ron Howard has done? Odd!