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When Disney dropped our first good look at whatís to come in Jon Favreauís live-action Jungle Book at the D23 Expo, we were left with our jaws dropped. Well now, theyíve given us even more to get excited about, as they just shared the first footage into the stunning jungle setting of the upcoming feature.
Earlier today, we showcased the first ever poster for Jon Favreauís upcoming The Jungle Book, which gave us a close-up look at the brand new live-action versions of some truly legendary literary characters. That, however, is not the full extent of the preview that we received this morning, as Disney showed off an entire sizzle reel from the 2016 blockbuster.
Itís been a long while since weíve heard anything on the front of Jon Favreauís upcoming live-action Jungle Book. But today at Disneyís Live-Action panel at D23 Expo, the studio revealed a better look at the upcoming feature, including the storyís two protagonists and unlikely friends, Mowgli and Bagheera the panther.
As it turns out, super producer Brian Grazer has one movie in his distinguished career that he wishes he never got involved with: Cowboys & Aliens.
Ever since director Josh Trank exited his upcoming Star Wars Anthology film early last month, fans of the legendary franchise have been wondering who the Walt Disney Company and the folks at LucasFilm would recruit to take his place. Two strong candidates for the gig may be none other than Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn.
Jon Favreau has previously stated that he does not want to completely replicate the animated Jungle Book, he has promised that Bill Murray will sing Balooís famous song.
Jon Favreauís upcoming big budget Disney film, The Jungle Book has just released its first official concept art photo featuring Mowgli and Bagheera the panther.
Poor Jon Favreau. Not only was he replaced by Shane Black as Iron Man 3ís director but it has now been revealed that his character, Happy Hogan, was originally supposed to die in the blockbuster. Thankfully the studio had a change of heart and decided that Happy would end up in a coma instead.
Jon Favreau is now in production on the live-action remake of Disney's The Jungle Book. And he can't wait to give us a look at his cast, which boasts Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and newcomer Neel Sethi.
As Disney has its own live-action remake of The Jungle Book in the works with Jon Favreau at the helm to rival Warner Bros' Jungle Book: Origins, we've created a helpful image guide to keep straight the who's who of it all.
Did you want to see Jon Favreau's Chef, but didn't have the time or opportunity to do so? If so, we've got some good news for you today!
Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) has signed on along with Giancarlo Esposito, who earned an Emmy nomination for his work as Gus Fring on highly acclaimed TV drama Breaking Bad.
While the Disney adventure directed by Jon Favreau will feature stars like Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Ben Kingsley, 10-year-old Neel Sethi will get the spotlight playing Mowgli. The rest will voice the CGI-creatures who inhabit the jungle alongside this friendly feral boy.
Following the parting of ways between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios over the upcoming comic book movie Ant-Man, it was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn of all people who stepped out into the spotlight and really said all the right things to try and calm irate fans down.
Other films like Spanglish arenít about the chef world, they just use the job as an aspect of a character. Where Chef differentiates itself is in the respect and care of the world it portrays. Director Jon Favreau takes the world of a high level chef in Carl Casper and uses it as metaphor for the world of filmmaking.
While Robert Downey Jr. is now easily one of the most beloved movie stars in the world, prior to taking on the role of Tony Stark in 2008's Iron Man the actor had a very different public image. Despite years and years of putting on fantastic performances in great films, the star was much better known for his drug and alcohol habits and as a result was considered by many in the studio system to be an extreme risk.
Marvel Studios has been on a rather unprecedented run over the last few years, not only creating four $200 million-plus box office hits in the last two and a half years, but receiving consistent critical acclaim doing so. Itís the kind of success thatís actually good for both fans and the industry alike. In Hollywood, however, it always seems that incredible success is eternally paired with controversy.
Apparently Cowboys And Aliens wasn't a big enough flop to kill Jon Favreau's career, as his latest film Chef fed its limited audience's ravenous appetite. It was the highest ranking independent success in a weekend where three indie films impressed and one massive studio film started to fall. Sony executives must be beside themselves this morning as Favreau's indie roots proved to be stronger than a spider's web.
Based on an original script that Favreau wrote himself, the movie stars the director as Carl Casper, an extremely talented chef who finds his talents being limited by the restricted menu at the famous Los Angeles restaurant where he works. Seeking an outlet for his creativity, he winds up traveling out to Miami and with the help of his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and son, he opens up a touring food truck that he can use to cook any food his heart desires.
Favreauís movie is a return to his roots (and, depending on how you read it, a rejection of the popcorn blockbusters that have become his calling card in the days of Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens). It has biting commentaries about the film industry, but a much bigger heart when it comes to the relationships forged between fathers and sons.