The man behind the Harry Potter movies is moving from J.K. Rowling to Rudyard Kipling.
Variety’s Jeff Sneider is reporting that Steve Kloves, who wrote all eight Harry Potter movies, is in talks with Warner Bros. to write and direct a new, live-action version of The Jungle Book.
Kloves clearly knows how to adapt previously written stuff. In addition to the Harry Potter movies, he wrote The Amazing Spider-Man for Sony and has worked on the English-language adaptation of Akira.
He directed the 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys.
Disney’s 1967 animated version of The Jungle Book grossed nearly $206 million worldwide.
– Joshua L. Weinstein