Is WB worried about Jungle Book? Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron to ‘consult’

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 17:37 IST
Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for Best Director for Gravity.

Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron will reportedly be consultant on Warner Bros’ The Jungle Book adaptation.

Warner Bros has been making its own version of the classic Rudyard Kipling stories with actor-director Andy Serkis, at the helm. Disney recently released theirs, which was directed by Jon Favreau.

Read the review for Disney’s Jungle Book here

Sources say that Cuaron will “consult” on the project, a Hollywood term that encompasses a lot of vague tasks from assisting in directing to even postproduction work, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Watch the Gravity trailer here

The studio earlier this month pushed back the release date of the movie, which has been in production since March 2015, from October 6, 2017, to over a year later, October 19, 2018.

Read: Jungle Book Origins: Freida Pinto to play Mowgli’s adoptive mother

Jungle Book: Origins is Serkis’ first big feature after doing second-unit directing work on the three Hobbit movies and becoming somewhat of an authority figure in the world of motion capture performance.

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