Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is a hot topic in Hollywood right now, with two adaptations on the way.
One is a Warner Bros motion-capture-meets-live-action-and-CG-animation remake, Jungle Book: Origins, with Andy Serkis in the director’s chair. The other, on its way from Disney, sees Iron Man’s director Jon Favreau in the hot seat. The film is expected to be live-action, but will incorporate his visual effects know-how. “I feel like my experience on the Iron Man films are going to be useful,” he tells ScreenRant.com.
But – and here’s the big but – while Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in Serkis’s film alongside Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Naomie Harris, and Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o have been confirmed for Favreau’s… there’s no news of Tom Hiddleston.
Hasn’t the man been auditioning for The Jungle Book for a while now, guys?
Listen to him sing The Bare Necessities at a charity dinner with so much passion.