Steve Kloves

Warner Bros. Sets Up ‘The Jungle Book’

Warner Bros. has hired Steve Kloves to write and direct a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.

Rudyard Kipling first published The Jungle Book back in 1894, which has been the subject of numerous adaptations. Disney produced an animated version of The Jungle Book in 1967, along with a 1994 live-action rendition, which starred Jason Scott Lee as Mowgli and was directed by Stephen Sommers. No plot details were revealed for this new version.

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‘The Stand’ Eyes Director David Yates

Warner Bros. is in negotiations to bring on David Yates to direct and Steve Kloves to script the adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel The Stand, reports HitFix.

The Stand tells the story of a full-scale apocalypse, driven by the accidental release of a biological weapon and the ensuing struggle of good versus evil carried out by the world's final survivors.

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‘Akira’ Loses Keanu Reeves

Actor Keanu Reeves has passed on Warner Bros. live-action remake of Akira. We reported earlier this month that the studio expressed interest in Keanu Reeves portraying Kaneda, although the actor decided to pass on the role last Thursday.

We reported in February that screenwriter Steve Kloves is rewriting the script, which was originally written by Albert Torres. Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes are still attached as directors, although it isn't clear when Akira will be given the green light.

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‘Akira’ Gets Writer Steve Kloves

Writer Steve Kloves, best known for adapting seven of the eight Harry Potter feature films, is being brought in to polish up the latest draft of Akira.

This live-action remake of Katsuhiro Ôtomo's popular Japanese manga epic will be directed by Albert Hughes. The film will still be set in post-apocalyptic Japan, and will be produced by Albert Hughes and his brother Allen Hughes.

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