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Christopher Walken to Play King Louie in ‘The Jungle Book’ Adaptation

Jungle BookChristopher Walken has signed on to star in the new Jungle Book movie re-make.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the orangutan King Louie in Disney’s live action adaptation. TheaterMania reports that the movie will be released in October 2015.

As we previously reportedIron Man director Jon Favreau will helm this project. The cast also includes Idris ElbaLupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson. Who would you cast as Rudyard Kipling’s orphan “man cub” character, Mowgli?

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Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Film

BeautyDisney has hired filmmaker Bill Condon as the director for a Beauty & The Beast live-action film adaptation. Variety reports that screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has signed on to pen the script.

According to Nerdist, the details of the plot have not yet been revealed. Some speculate that the story for Condon’s production will be similar to the one featured in Disney’s 1991 animated movie. The screenplay for that project is based on Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont‘s classic French fairy tale.

As of late, Disney has been working on a number of live-action fairy tale movies. Maleficent hit the silver screen last week and has received great reviews. Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella has a release date set for March 13, 2015Jon Favreau will helm a live-action/CG hybrid remake of The Jungle Book. What fairy tale would you like to see get the live-action movie treatment?

Two ‘Jungle Book’ Adaptations Set to Hit Hollywood

jungleTwo movie studios, Disney and Warner Bros., plan to create new adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic, The Jungle Book.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros. production will mark the feature directorial debut of Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis. This project features a screenplay written by Callie Kloves. Her father Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the Harry Potter film franchise, will serve as a producer.

Disney’s live action/CG hybrid version will be helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba has signed on to lend his voice as the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Other potential cast members include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and The Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson.

 

Iron Man 3 Theatrical Trailer Released

Marvel Studios has released the theatrical trailer for Iron Man 3. We’ve embedded the video above–what did you think?

The first official trailer came out back in October 2012. The movie hits the silver screen on May 03, 2013.

Robert Downey Jr. returns as the star of the franchise. Academy Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley has come on board to portray the comic superhero’s infamous enemy, The Mandarin.

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