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Loved Jungle Book? Now get ready for its sequel

The Iron Man director and Justin Marks, who respectively directed and wrote the movie, are in negotiations to return in their roles for a Jungle Book sequel.

hollywood Updated: Apr 12, 2016 17:20 IST
The Jungle Book fans rejoice, a sequel is already in the works.
The Jungle Book fans rejoice, a sequel is already in the works.(Disney)

The sequel to The Jungle Book, which released in India last week, is already in the works at Disney with Jon Favreau attached to direct. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic, the film will release in US this Friday.

The Iron Man director and Justin Marks, who respectively directed and wrote the movie, are in negotiations to return in their roles for a follow-up. Favreau also will produce. Brigham Taylor, who produced the upcoming movie with Favreau, will also return, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Read The Jungle Book review

The latest film, a live-action/CG hybrid, tells the story of Mowgli and his friends -- an assortment of life-like animals.

The Jungle Book, with Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli, made its way onto the screens in India a week ahead of its release in the US. It earned Rs 40.1 crore within three days of its release and is one of the biggest Hollywood hits in the country.

Released in India in four different languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), it brings a story straight from the enchanting forest of India and presents a modern take on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless classic, originally published in 1894.

Along with Neel, the film is supported by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. Bollywood stars likes Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri have lent their voice for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book.