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Disney Shifts 'Jungle Book' to 2016, Sets 'Ghost in the Shell' in 2017

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January 13, 2015

Jungle Book

Towards the end of December last year, we learned Warner Bros. Pictures had moved back their gestating Jungle Book: Origins back to 2017, and now Walt Disney Pictures is making some changes to their schedule today and it involves pushing back their new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book as well. Today, the studio announced that Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book will move back to April 15th, 2016, and its old October 9th, 2015 date will now go to their Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. But that's now all the studio has revealed for their forthcoming calendar. More below!

Disney has also set their remake of Pete's Dragon, starring Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael C. Hall, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence, for a debut on August 12th, 2016. The film is directed by Ain't Them Bodies Saints helmer David Lowery, based on the Disney classic of the same name. In addition, after officially landing Scarlett Johannsson to lead the film, the anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell has been set for release on April 14th, 2017. This may not be the final time these dates change, but that's what Disney has in mind for now.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Hmm these date changes always make me want to question the films. But really they are almost always business decisions.
    • Tuomas Lassila
      There's either problems in production or they just want to give the films more time to get polished.
  • TheOct8pus
    Does the world really need another Jungle Book movie?
  • OfficialJab
    Through all this GitS news, I never took in that it was by Disney. That actually gives me a little more hope.
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    I didn't know that Disney was producing the Ghost in the Shell movie. Don't know if that's good or bad, but I do have a feeling they might take the source material a bit more seriously than other studios would.
    • Mark Brackney
      Hmmmm... so Disney is making a Live-Action version of Ghost in the Shell........ hmmmmmmmm.... okay........ O-Kay....... female-cyborg Nudity.......... Disney........ nope, I don't See it.
      • HarryFiddleSticks
        I wanna bet they will make a skin coloured bodysuit instead of full nudity
        • Mark Brackney
          Yep.

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