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The Jungle Book Wins Top Honour At Visual Effects Society Awards

The 2016 remake, which features computer-generated animals and landscapes alongside a real actor playing Mowgli, was awarded Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature at the annual ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton...

Jon Favreau To Direct New Lion King Film

After the success of his remake of The Jungle Book earlier this year (16), bosses at the studio confirmed on Thursday (28Sep16) that Jon will also take the reins on the reimagining...

Idris Elba Drunkenly Asked Ben Affleck For Directing Advice

Reports emerged on Wednesday (06Jul16) that the 43-year-old is set to direct a feature film based on Victor Headley's novel Yardie, about a drug mule who goes on the run. Idris...

Captain America: Civil War Claims Victory In North American Box Office

The Disney blockbuster, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), garnered rave reviews and debuted with the biggest figures of the year (16) to date, and the fifth best North American opening of...

The Jungle Book Tops The North American Box Office For The Third Week In A Row

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story has hauled in $42.4 million (£29 million) in its third weekend (30Apr-01May16). The live action movie has now earned $684.8 million ($468.7 million) globally....

The Jungle Book Still King Of The Swingers At U.k. Box Office

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story made $11.84 million (£8.1 million) in its second weekend (23-24Apr16) in British cinemas. The figures mark an extremely impressive second weekend in theatres for...

The Jungle Book Chills Out The Huntsman: Winter's War In U.s. Box Office Fight

Jon Favreau's ambitious retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story landed an impressive second weekend take of $60.8 million (£42.2 million) to keep the Snow White & the Huntsman prequel from debuting at number...

Jungle Book Swamps Rivals At U.k. Box Office

Director Jon Favreau's movie, which draws from the original Rudyard Kipling story as well as the iconic 1967 cartoon version, made $14.24 million (£9.9 million) in its first weekend in British cinemas (16-17Apr16)....

Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Feel Like A Woman Now'

The actress first came to fame in movie 12 Years a Slave and has gone on to have incredible success in Hollywood, most recently lending her voice to the character of Raksha in The Jungle...

Ben Kingsley: 'Bagheera Is A General In The Jungle Book'

The English actor voices big cat Bagheera in the live-adaptation version of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, made famous on the big screen by Disney in 1967. Unlike co-stars Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, who voice...

Christopher Walken Amazed By Cgi In The Jungle Book

The veteran actor voices ape leader King Louie in director Jon Favreau's new take on Rudyard Kipling's classic story, and on Sunday (10Apr16), he treated a group of neighbourhood kids to an advance...

Jon Favreau Pestered Bill Murray For Jungle Book Role

Jon was convinced the Ghostbusters star was the perfect choice to voice Baloo the bear in his new adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, so the director did everything he could to...

Jon Favreau Lands Compassion Prize For Cgi Jungle Book Animals

The Iron Man director digitally created literary characters like Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, rather than employ real animals, and he has been rewarded with an Innovation in Film Award...

Garry Shandling Perfected Final Jungle Book Role Before Death

The American funnyman, who died from a heart attack last month (Mar16), had taken few film roles in recent years, with his most prominent part corrupt politician Senator Stern in his friend Jon...

New Jungle Book 'Looks Different From Anything Else'

Based on Rudyard Kipling's collective works and the Walt Disney 1967 animated film, the updated fantasy adventure film tells the tale of a boy raised by wolves and other jungle animals.A-list actors, including Scarlett Johansson,...

Top Disney Animator Fred Armitage Dead

The 91-year-old passed away at his home in Paso Robles, California on Monday (04Jan15). Born in Australia, Armitage started working for Disney in the early 1950s and his first project involved creating...

Andy Serkis' The Jungle Book Film Delayed Until 2017

The release of British actor-turned-director Andy Serkis' star-studded movie adaptation of The Jungle Book has been pushed back a year.Jungle Book: Origins was scheduled to open in theatres in late 2016, but studio bosses at...

Christopher Walken To Play King Louie In Jungle Book Remake

Christopher Walken has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's star-studded The Jungle Book remake - as ape leader King Louie.He joins Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson among the stars who...

Jon Favreau Casts Acting Newcomer As The Jungle Book's Mowgli

Director Jon Favreau has cast acting newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli in his upcoming Disney live-action/animated adaptation of The Jungle Book.The filmmaker announced the addition of Sethi on Tuesday (15Jul14) after completing a worldwide search...

Andy Serkis Replacing Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu As The Jungle Book Director

Actor Andy Serkis has been tapped to replace Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as the director of a planned live-action version of The Jungle Book.The Babel filmmaker dropped out of the movie in December (13) due to...

Idris Elba To Voice Shere Khan In The Jungle Book Reboot

British star Idris Elba is set to voice the killer tiger in an upcoming reboot of The Jungle Book.The actor is reportedly in final negotiations with Disney bosses to portray Shere Khan, the villainous jungle...

Ron Howard In Talks For The Jungle Book

Filmmaker Ron Howard is in talks to direct and produce a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.The Apollo 13 director is set to take over the project from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who dropped out of...

Jon Favreau In Talks To Direct Live-action Jungle Book

Actor/director Jon Favreau is reportedly in talks to helm Disney's live-action version of The Jungle Book.Bosses at the company are looking to reboot the beloved 1967 animated classic, which is based on Rudyard Kipling's book...

Disney To Tackle The Jungle Book Again

Beloved author Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is heading back to the big screen as a new live-action blockbuster for Disney.The movie studio tasted success with the project in the late 1960s when it was...

Brian Wilson Gives Disney Tracks A Beach Boys Makeover

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson has re-made several classic Disney songs, including The Jungle Book's Bare Necessities, for an upcoming album.The singer has added a 'Beach Boys sound' to the popular tracks on new record...

Radcliffe To Shock Fans With War Role

HARRY POTTER actor DANIEL RADCLIFFE is set to surprise fans with his latest gritty role - as a World War One soldier fighting in the trenches in France. The 17-year-old is starring as young soldier...

Gone With The Wind Is Top UK Film

American civil war epic GONE WITH THE WIND is the most popular film ever in British cinema history. The 1939 OSCAR-winning film, starring CLARK GABLE and VIVIEN LEIGH, has been watched by over 35...

Jungle Book Crowned Top Animated Film

The big-screen adaptation of RUDYARD KIPLING's THE JUNGLE BOOK has been voted the best-loved animated movie of all time. The 1967 children's favourite beat off competition from a series of contemporary contenders like TOY...

Bid For Disney

Legendary media company WALT DISNEY is reeling after cable company COMCAST launched a hostile $54 billion takeover bid yesterday (11FEB04). The bid comes after Comcast tried to enter negotiations with Disney's underfire chief executive...

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