Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

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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.
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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.

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nolannolanchrischris wrote: :shock:

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Now I know why I always found Bagheera so sexy. :shifty:

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oracle86 wrote:Now I know why I always found Bagheera so sexy. :shifty:
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Wait, Serkis is going to be Baloo as well as directing? That's fantastic!

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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.

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I'm confused. Are both of these Jungle Book films live action?

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the_red_ninja wrote:I'm confused. Are both of these Jungle Book films live action?
Yes.

I did not realize these were a year apart, especially the fact that this releases in Oct 2016. This makes me sad.

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2016? I could have sworn I read somewhere this one was Holiday 2015.

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