Meanwhile, Showtime is working on a series with a similar premise but with actual talent attached. Can't we just go ahead and cancel the Fox version now?
The Next Two Jungle Book Remakes Are Being Made Right Now
That's it. It's happened. We've reached the remake singularity -- movies are now being remade before the latest version is even out. Don't believe us? Both Disney and Warner Bros. are currently working on live-action remakes of The Jungle Book at the same time. What makes it more baffling is that there are already two relatively recent live-action Jungle Book movies from the mid-'90s that you probably don't remember (one by Disney and one by Tri-Star), because they were terrible. By the way, no live-action Jungle Book film, including the 1942 original, has made any significant money.
The animated one did, but it had cross-dressing and casual racism going for it.
But maybe we're being too pessimistic. What are the chances that Disney's new version will finally get it right? Well, they've hired the guy who wrote Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li to work on it, so ... yeah, about zero.