Disney announced dates for the live-action remakes of Ghost in the Shell and Pete’s Dragon, while delaying the release of The Jungle Book.
The first set photos feature a fog-filled soundstage and voice actors Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
The studio has moved Andy Serkis’ directorial debut from October 2016 to October 2017. Meanwhile, new concept art has surfaced for Disney’s new take on the Rudyard Kipling stories.
As Jon Favreau casts Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book, Warner Bros. titles the Andy Serkis adaptation Jungle Book: Origins.
Walken will play King Louie while Esposito will voice Akela in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of the classic story.
The animation legend reflects Sleeping Beauty‘s disappointing debut, working for Walt Disney himself, and what makes Maleficent such an enduring character.
The actresses are in negotiations to play Kaa the python and Mowgli’s adoptive mother Rakcha in the live-action/CG hybrid film.
Disney’s presentation played up Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out, Cinderella and Maleficent.