The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > General Forums > General Discussion > TV and Movies

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
Raph's Girl
Dierna Soul, Reporter
 
Raph's Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jakku
Posts: 10,805
Jungle Book remake

Seems there's not one but TWO Jungle Book movies coming out. One by Disney, one by Warner Bros.

No word on who's playing who in the Warner Bros version but in the new Disney version (a hybrid film BTW) Idris Elba has been cast as Sher Khan. 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o is up for the role of the She-Wolf. And in the oddest casting IMO is Scarlet Johansson who is up for the role of Kaa. The heck?!

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrit...=1440_54732923
__________________
Raph's Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
chrisdude
Foot Elite
 
chrisdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,708
Hm... I wonder how Disney's will play out. That was the one pre-Pixar Disney animated film that I liked.
__________________
PSN/Miiverse: MikeFarber
chrisdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
Pterobat
Hench Mutant
 
Pterobat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 380
I think it'd be cool if Kaa were a female character, but I'd like Kaa to be portrayed as heroic, like in the original Kipling stories.
__________________
"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream"--Shirley Jackson

http://pterobat.tumblr.com
Pterobat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
Leofan26
Mad Scientist
 
Leofan26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,064
I don't like this idea, Baloo was so awesome and fun in the original film, I don't want that changed thank you

While I love the animated Robin Hood flick I could see that being as a better film to be remade.

Why not just think of original ideas though? Walt Disney I don't think would be too happy about this either, wasn't the Jungle Book the last film to be done by him?
Leofan26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:33 AM   #5
TurtleTitan97
Space Cowboy
 
TurtleTitan97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Speed Force
Posts: 6,743
Figured I'd resurrect this thread instead of making a new one. Disney has just released the trailer. It actually looks pretty epic!

__________________



TurtleTitan97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #6
plastroncafe
PerfectlyTunedFightEngine
 
plastroncafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Upsidedown
Posts: 7,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leofan26 View Post
I don't like this idea, Baloo was so awesome and fun in the original film, I don't want that changed thank you

While I love the animated Robin Hood flick I could see that being as a better film to be remade.

Why not just think of original ideas though? Walt Disney I don't think would be too happy about this either, wasn't the Jungle Book the last film to be done by him?
Hahah...Disney. Original ideas.
That...that's a good one.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
So your wants and needs as a fan should outweigh everyone else's?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabacooza View Post
There's no sense catering just to one demographic which is idiotic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegita-San View Post
just ignore what you don't like rather than obsessing over it and move on with your life.
plastroncafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #7
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
Annalist
 
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 13,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleTitan97 View Post
Figured I'd resurrect this thread instead of making a new one. Disney has just released the trailer. It actually looks pretty epic!

I thought it looked spectacularly hollow. Great CGI, but just a lot of Mowgli running and CGI animals.

It's got a great voice cast and it's by Jon Favreau, so I'm still giving it the benefit of the doubt, but this first trailer did nothing for me.

Also, ScarJo as Kaa was a little odd. I did like the "trussssst in me" quote, though.
__________________
ALL THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:46 AM   #8
TigerClaw
Mutant Tiger
 
TigerClaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hialeah, Florida, USA
Posts: 11,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurtleTitan97 View Post
Figured I'd resurrect this thread instead of making a new one. Disney has just released the trailer. It actually looks pretty epic!

The trailer was pretty good, at the end of the trailer, was a homage to a classic scene of the original. you hear Baloo whistling the Bear Necessities
__________________
TigerClaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
TurtleTitan97
Space Cowboy
 
TurtleTitan97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Speed Force
Posts: 6,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerClaw View Post
The trailer was pretty good, at the end of the trailer, was a homage to a classic scene of the original. you hear Baloo whistling the Bear Necessities
Thank you, Captain Obvious.
__________________



TurtleTitan97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 10:53 AM   #10
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
Annalist
 
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 13,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerClaw View Post
The trailer was pretty good, at the end of the trailer, was a homage to a classic scene of the original. you hear Baloo whistling the Bear Necessities
I liked that, too. It does seem to be sticking pretty close to the original. Which makes me wonder... is this just going to be a straight-up hand-drawn to CGI cutover?

On the one hand, you don't have to worry about them frakking anything up. But on the other... do we really want to pay money to see the same movie, just with updated effects?

Discuss!!! Or, y'know... don't. Whatever.
__________________
ALL THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #11
plastroncafe
PerfectlyTunedFightEngine
 
plastroncafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Upsidedown
Posts: 7,935
I'd prefer something closer to the source material, to be perfectly honest.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
So your wants and needs as a fan should outweigh everyone else's?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabacooza View Post
There's no sense catering just to one demographic which is idiotic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegita-San View Post
just ignore what you don't like rather than obsessing over it and move on with your life.
plastroncafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 11:12 AM   #12
TigerClaw
Mutant Tiger
 
TigerClaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hialeah, Florida, USA
Posts: 11,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy View Post
I liked that, too. It does seem to be sticking pretty close to the original. Which makes me wonder... is this just going to be a straight-up hand-drawn to CGI cutover?

On the one hand, you don't have to worry about them frakking anything up. But on the other... do we really want to pay money to see the same movie, just with updated effects?

Discuss!!! Or, y'know... don't. Whatever.
Jon Favreau breaks down the trailer.
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/jon-fav...130133927.html
__________________
TigerClaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 11:30 AM   #13
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
Annalist
 
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 13,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by plastroncafe View Post
I'd prefer something closer to the source material, to be perfectly honest.
I can't see Disney doing that. What about the other studio doing a Jungle Book movie next year?

That would actually be a great way to distinguish between the two films; faithful Kipling script and Disney remake script.
__________________
ALL THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED
CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #14
MsMarvelDuckie
I Married a Duck!
 
MsMarvelDuckie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The bowels of Hell, Texas(otherwise known as Decatur)
Posts: 7,368
Kaa- heroic? I don't remember that in the original story. IIRC correctly, he always just wanted to eat Mowgli. Giant python does NOT = "hero". More like slow death.... I'm tempted to see this one, just because it was one of my favorites.
__________________
"You IDIOTS! You've captured their STUNT doubles!" -from "Spaceballs"

"Where Science ends, magic begins." -Spiral, Uncanny X-Men #491

My various stories and fan-fics (including TMNT!!) are here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Mickeys_C...?showforum=188
MsMarvelDuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 12:01 PM   #15
chrisdude
Foot Elite
 
chrisdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,708
I think the biggest thing about this trailer is that Mowgli is a kid. A forreal, believable child. That crap blows my mind.

Also, it really looks like they're putting more money into this than their other live-action remakes. None of those movies had a cast like this, either. They're going all in.
chrisdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 01:26 PM   #16
Raph's Girl
Dierna Soul, Reporter
 
Raph's Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jakku
Posts: 10,805
Ok Disney. You got me. I'll be in theatres for this. I wasn't keen on Scarlet Johannson as Kaa before but that right there pulled me in. Yeah the animals are mostly CGI but eh it seems to work.
__________________
Raph's Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 02:12 PM   #17
drgon78
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,441
Yeah at least he is a kid like he is supposed to be though I would like to have seen the other characters speak.
drgon78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2015, 09:10 PM   #18
Sage Ninja
Band of the Hawk
 
Sage Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 3,737
Quote:
I'd prefer something closer to the source material, to be perfectly honest.
same here, it is a fascinating story and I would love to see a big company take a crack at it and bring it to life on the big screen...fat chance with Disney though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsMarvelDuckie View Post
Kaa- heroic? I don't remember that in the original story. IIRC correctly, he always just wanted to eat Mowgli. Giant python does NOT = "hero". More like slow death.... I'm tempted to see this one, just because it was one of my favorites.
Kaa was a very, very wise snake in the original story and was one of Mowgli's mentors and an ally. If I remember correctly he even hypnotized and ate the monkeys that kidnapped Mowgli in the original story as punishment for their actions. Balloo was also a very wise character and not at all goofy like how he is in the Disney cartoon movie, he teaches Mowgli the laws of the jungle.
__________________
________________________________
http://frankviola.org/2012/01/30/godsviewofawoman/
_______________________________
http://nox-artemis.tumblr.com/post/4...k-and-feminism
Sage Ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 05:23 PM   #19
TurtleTitan97
Space Cowboy
 
TurtleTitan97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Speed Force
Posts: 6,743
__________________



TurtleTitan97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #20
drgon78
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,441
So at least one of the songs are in in this movie, cool.
drgon78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.