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Ron Howard May Direct ‘The Jungle Book’

jungle bookRon Howard is has reportedly been meeting withWarner Bros. to discuss directing and producing a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: “Howard is poised to take the reins a month after Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) fell off the project due to scheduling conflicts. (Inarritu is in postproduction on Birdman, his first comedy.Callie Kloves wrote the screenplay for The Jungle Book, which is based on a story from an 1894 Rudyard Kipling collection.”

In 1967, Disney adapted the book into an animated film directed by .

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Stephen King’s Dark Tower Adaptation Turned Down by Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers has turned down an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic Dark Tower series.

Both Ron Howard and Brian Grazer were in line to adapt the seven-book series for television and film. King published The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, earlier this year. This statement was posted in the Unofficial News Section of King’s website:

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise. Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline. When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall. (Via HuffPost Books)