Disney Shifts 'Jungle Book' to 2016, Sets 'Ghost in the Shell' in 2017
by Ethan Anderton
January 13, 2015
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.