'Jungle Book' CG movie in the works
Published Jun 20 2012, 15:10 BST | By Mark Langshaw
The Jungle Book
© Rex Features / Moviestore Collection
is to be adapted for cinema once again, this time as a CG animated feature.
India-based animation house DQ Entertainment
is developing a $45 million stereoscopic 3D film based on Rudyard Kipling's classic stories.
Animation veterans Jun Falkenstein and Kevin Johnson are co-directing the project based on a screenplay by Madagascar
writer Billy Frolick, Deadline
was famously adapted for cinema by Disney in 1967, though the popular film deviated from the work of Kipling.Stephen Sommers
developed a live action version in 1994, starring Jason Scott Lee and Lena Headey and the leading roles.Warner Bros is working on its own live-action take on the property
, with Harry Potter
screenwriter Steve Kloves linked with the director's chair.
DQ Entertainment's Jungle Book
has been slated for release in 2014.
Watch the trailer for 1967's The Jungle Book