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Published On: Wed, Dec 21st, 2016

‘Jungle Book’ 2: Director Jon Favreau confirms focus is the story, connecting to the first film

After a blockbuster with the live-action Jungle Book, Disney has already given the green light for a sequel and director Jon Favreau spoke about the process and teased the second film.

Favreau made it very clear that these high-tech live-action remakes take a lot of time, acknowledging that the photorealistic CGI worlds take time on a technical level, but most importantly, they’ve got to get the story locked in first.

“I think nothing’s quick. This is a slow process and rushing it is not a good idea because a lot of when people react to visual effects they don’t like, often times it’s because it’s rushed and because it’s not well thought through ahead of time. Having gone up to Pixar and working with them on this and other projects — and they’re about as technical as you get — they always say the same thing — it’s all about story. Make sure the story is perfect before you launch forward into the next phase. The technical phase doesn’t come until the human storytelling phase is done.”

The Iron Man director was a look to stay with the franchise and connect the two films telling Collider that “For Jungle Book 2, it’s all about the story, all about the script, all about the characters and we’re working on that, and making a lot of progress and have some stuff that feels connected. Because you want it to feel like the first film. You want it to feel not like you’re doing a different genre a film because you’re doing another chapter, you want it to feel connected to the original.”

Full review of Favreau’s Jungle Book adaptation HERE

Check out the full Collider interview HERE

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