Disney working on live action remake of The Jungle Book

Forget about your worries and your strife, Mowgli and Baloo are returning to the big screen

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You better believe it! Baloo, Mowgli and the King of the Swingers are all set to make a return to Disney, this time in a live action adventure.

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The film makers – who first breathed life into Rudyard Kipling’s tales in 1967 – are swinging into action on a remake of the animated classic.

Based on Kipling’s 1894 India-set fables, The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli – a “man cub” – who is raised by jungle-dwelling animals including friendly bear Baloo and panther Bagheera.

Disney have tried their hand at a live action version of Jungle Book before in the nineties but details on this new adaptation remain scarce. Will it will be a Life of Pi-esque CGI-happy film? Will the animals talk or roar? Will there be singing (Fingers crossed!)? That all remains to be seen.

The Jungle Book isn’t the only Disney animation getting a live action remake. Alice in Wonderland was recently given the big-screen treatment while Cinderella is in the pipeline at the moment.

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Disney aren’t the only studio to announce plans for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, either. Warner Bros, alongside Harry Potter’s Steve Kloves, also have a Jungle Book in the works.