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"The Jungle Book" reboot team say keen for sequel

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:18

The cast and team behind the live action version of Disney's ''The Jungle Book'' say they are keen for a sequel, at the movie's European premiere in London. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Disney's contemporary take on its 1967 "The Jungle Book" animation may only just be hitting cinema screens worldwide, but the team behind the slick live-action story already say they are keen to do a sequel. Directed by Jon Favreau, the new movie brings to life Rudyard Kipling's classic stories about young boy Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the jungle and whose life is threatened by a bloodthirsty tiger. Hollywood names Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Idris Elba lend their voices as bear Baloo, panther Bagheera, snake Kaa, wolf mother Raksha and tiger Shere Khan respectively, while newcomer Neel Sethi plays Mowgli. Favreau told Reuters at the film's European premiere in London on Wednesday night (April 13) that they would "love to do a sequel" and have been talking about it for months. "The Jungle Book" mixes realistic computer-generated imagery with live-action, which at times makes for hairy scenes for young viewers. It has generated many positive reviews - a response Favreau said was "unexpectedly positive." Producer Brigham Taylor described the movie-making experience as a "dream team" and that they "would certainly love to have everybody (back for a sequel)." Also on the London green carpet, Kingsley said "yes please" to a second movie as did Sethi, who was picked out of 2,000 children for his film debut. The 10 year old, who has impressed critics with his green screen acting performance, said even he jumped at some of the scenes when he watched film for the first time, throwing his popcorn in the air. "The Jungle Book" opens in UK and U.S. cinemas on April 15.

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"The Jungle Book" reboot team say keen for sequel

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 01:18