Alejandro González Iñárritu is in early talks to direct Warner Bros' new version of The Jungle Book. Callie Kloves will be writing the script.

The story centers on an Indian boy named Mowgli, who was raised by wolves and lived among the animals in the jungle. It first appeared in magazines in 1893-94 and was written by Rudyard Kipling. Walt Disney made an animated film centering on the boy in 1967 and a live-action film in 1994. They are currently working on another unknown reboot with Jon Favreau directing and Justin Marks providing the screenplay.

Alejandro González Iñárritu previously directed 21 Grams and Babel. His next project is a comedy titled Birdman and stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

No production schedule has been released.