Because There Are No Original Ideas Anymore, ‘Jungle Book’ Gets Reboot

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Although our childhood favorites have made for quite the entertaining spread in recent years — Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Riding Hood, etc. — the trend may be going a wee bit far…

According to The Hollywood Reporter, yet another is getting a reboot, thus confirming that there are no more original movie ideas left. “Disney is swinging into development on a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling’s classic set of fables based in India… Disney famously adapted the stories in a 1967 animated film,” but obviously that wasn’t enough.

Back in 2010, the company brought Alice in Wonderland to life with Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska at the helm. Up next: the recreation of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, told from the point of view of the fairy tale’s villain, led by Angelina Jolie. Still to come are the live-action versions of Cinderella, tapped for some time in 2014, as well as Beauty and the Beast (potentially anyway).

What do you think of the latest Disney news? Do you think it’s becoming played out? Or do you prefer to see your favorites getting more love? Tell us your honest opinions in the comments!

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  • Ben

    Hollywood needs to think of some original ideas instead of doing remakes of previous movies.

  • Sammy

    I would definitely watch this!

  • Elizabeth

    Finally someone realizes this! It’s like them bringing Chucky back! It’s been done, it was great the first time, but enough is enough.