SilverHeart wrote:Never in a million years did I ever think I'd hear the words 'Christian Bale' and 'Jungle Book' in the same sentence. But holy shit. This bodes well for the script.
True. But still.
A side-by-side comparison between this version and the Favreau version (of the announced cast who have counterparts to the other production):
Shere Khan: Benedict Cumberbatch/Idris Elba
Baloo: Andy Serkis/Bill Murray
Bagheera: Christian Bale/Ben Kingsley
Mowgli: Rohan Chand/Neel Sethi
Kaa: Kate Blanchett/Scarlett Johansson
Akela: Peter Mullan/Giancarlo Esposito
That's some motherfucking big names. Well, not Mowgli, but the rest have a lot of recognizable actors there.
I'm not sure which version I'm more excited for. The casting of Bill Murray as Baloo was a stroke of genius, but this cast looks completely solid as well. This could be the first time that brother films (ala Snow White and the Huntsman/Mirror Mirror, Hercules/The Legend of Hercules) could actually co-exist respectfully.