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Steve Kloves to reportedly write new, live-action The Jungle Book adaptation

Posted by Max Lalanne on April 27, 2012

Steve Kloves, the screenwriter who adapted J.K Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter novels and helped turn them into a massively successful franchise of the sort never seen before, may have found his new project.

Yes, it’s another book adaptation, but the similarities end there. According to Variety News, Kloves is in early talks to pen a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book. The film would be produced by Warner Bros., the same studio behind all the Harry Potter movies.

The Jungle Book, about a boy who grows up in the wild jungle reared by wolves, was most famously incarnated on the big screen in 1967 by Disney, who turned it into a hit animated musical comedy. There were other live-action verisons, of course, but they aren’t exactly well-known to say the least.

Kloves, before tackling the Harry Potter films – which occupied nearly a dozen years of his career – wrote 1989’s The Fabulous Baker Boys, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges as well as Michelle Pfeiffer, and which was nominated for multiple Oscars but no nod for Kloves himself. He finally got his Oscar (and a Golden Globe) nomination with 2000’s Wonder Boys.

This news article was also posted over at World News Todays film page.

 

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One Response to “Steve Kloves to reportedly write new, live-action The Jungle Book adaptation”

  1. Dennis said

    Excellent news! Kloves did a great job with HP

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