Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book was a surprise hit, and it deserved its success. It really is a wonderful film and now, with the Blu-ray on the way, we’re learning some of its secrets.
It’s been two weeks since Disney’s Jungle Book was released—and we still can’t quite believe the whole thing was filmed in a downtown L.A. warehouse. Now Disney is peeling back the curtain and showing us just how this incredible spectacle was created.
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book ends with a credit that says “Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.” This comes as a shocking revelation, after watching a film that takes place in a jungle. And yet, its technical mastery isn’t the most impressive thing in the film. The Jungle Book is the first of Disney’s live-action remakes…
Making a live-action remake of a beloved animated classic—a remake that nobody asked for—is a tough position to be in. You have to win over fans of the original, but also convert a whole new audience. For Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, the key to that challenge was capturing the right feeling.
This April, when audiences sit down to see Disney’s new live-action movie of The Jungle Book, they aren’t going to think about its technical achievements. Ideally, they’re going to get swept up in a story about a boy named Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle with a bunch of talking animals. But technical…
The first trailer for Jon Favreau’s live action Jungle Book is set to drop tomorrow, but Disney has released a Vine to whet our appetites for the film.
When we caught up with Adam Savage at San Diego Comic Con, he was excited to talk about all things Star Wars. For one thing, he’s got a special Star Wars episode of MythBusters coming up. For another, though, he visited the set of The Force Awakens, and saw something really, really cool.
I finally got around to seeing Chef, the Jon Favreau film about a chef who joins Twitter and (SPOILER ALERT) starts a food truck. Now food trucks and Twitter go together like Korean BBQ and tacos but in this film the tweet-integration was ridiculously blatant—really, to the point of distraction. So much so that when…
Things don't turn out so well for Jon Favreau's character Happy Hogan in this slightly different version of his meeting with an Extremis-powered henchman in Iron Man 3. In fact, the third installment of the Iron Man franchise could have proved fatal to Happy.
Today in perfect casting decisions: Bill Murray has been selected to provide the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney's remake of The Jungle Book.
This could be the most interesting new TV show of the next year or so. MTV has ordered Shannara, based on the heroic fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, straight to series. The first season will be 10 episodes, based on The Elfstones of Shannara.
There are two movie adaptations of The Jungle Book in the works right now, but only one of them will feature the leonine voice of Sir Ben Kingsley. Kingsley will be voicing the panther Bagheera opposite Idris Elba's Shere Khan.
There's going to be a Shannara TV series. (Hooray!) And it's going to be on MTV, which is... interesting. And with Iron Man's Jon Favreau directing. Can Favreau really recreate our epic-fantasy dreams on basic cable?
The pilot for Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams' blackout series Revolution — directed by Iron Man's Jon Favreau — is online right now! The series takes place 15 years after a worldwide blackout takes out every single electrical device on the planet, including engines and batteries.
Mickey Rourke was the best thing about Iron Man 2, and now he's wreaking havoc in a bear-tooth hat in The Immortals. How does he go about creating such memorably batshit villains? We were lucky enough to speak with him one on one recently, and he told us his evil secrets.
The secret Hollywood geek brain trust has produced an interesting new TV idea — and it sounds like a mashup of The X-Files with The West Wing. Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci, Seth Green and Michael Dougherty have penned a pilot, that could be the greatest thing ever created, or The Event season two.
Summer science fiction movies are about spectacle. Gods channel lightning; robots deconstruct themselves in gleaming slivers of computer-generated light. All most of us really want when we plunk down our money for these blockbusters is to see something giant and fantastic that we've never seen before.
Guillermo del Toro isn't just one of the great directors of horror and fantasy — he's also an uncompromising visionary, who calls it likes he sees it. We've been blown away by del Toro's words of wisdom before.
Long ago, Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau was slated to direct his own John Carter of Mars movie adaptation. Alas, the project was damned to development purgatory.
San Diego Comic Con is a mosh pit of tastemakers. A good showing at Comic Con can generate unstoppable buzz for a project, that can last for months. A weak showing can deal a devastating setback to a creator's dreams.