The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book: Disney’s new version of The Jungle Book has found its Mowgli, a 10-year-old boy named Neel Sethi. The live-action/animation hybrid will be directed by Jon Favreau, and we have now learned young Sethi will be the only actor to appear on screen. Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley have been cast to voice the tiger Shere Khan and the panther Bagheera, respectively, with Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o still in negotiations to voice other animated roles. [Heat Vision]

 

3:10 to Yuma

The Deep Blue Good-By: Christian Bale is in “early talks” to star as Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Good-By for director James Mangold. Created by novelist John D. MacDonald in a long-running series, McGee is a self-described beach bum and “salvage consultant” who lives on a house boat in Florida and only takes jobs where he can recover items of value that have been stolen from their rightful owners. Bale and Mangold previously worked together on the Western 3:10 to Yuma; Leonardo DiCaprio had considered the role before scheduling conflicts arose. [Variety]

 

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold: Heading to theaters on October 17, Dracula Untold promises to provide a different perspective on the titular character, played by Luke Evans. New images suggest that he will be a sensitive soul, yet still a mighty warrior. [Universal]

Dracula Untold

 

Gotham

Gotham Trailer: The latest trailer for Fox’s upcoming Gotham TV series provides yet another tease about the villains who will be featured in the show. Ben McKenzie stars as Jim Gordon, the future Police Comissioner, who is teamed with Donal Logue as they investigate nefarious crimes in the fair city of Gotham, in a time before the rise of Batman. The series debuts on September 22. [Fox]

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