Ron Howard to direct re-make of The Jungle Book

It has been reported that director of Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind, Ron Howard, is in talks with Warner Bros. about creating a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

It was originally decided that director of Babel and 21 Grams, Alejandro González Iñárritu, would take on the project but he had to let it go due to scheduling commitments.

Warner Bros. aren’t the only ones with their eyes on a live-action adaptation of the classic however, as Disney are releasing their own under the direction of Friends‘ Jon Favreau in October 2015.