THOR Actor Idris Elba To Voice The Menacing Tiger Shere Khan in Disney's JUNGLE BOOK Remake
Actor Idris Elba who appeared in the Thor films is set to play Shere Khan in the Jon Favreau directed remake of the Jungle Book distributed by Disney, hit the jump for more!
The Jungle Book, a classic story that has been adapted many times is soon to receive a live action adaptation directed by none other than Jon Favreau (Iron Man 1 & 2). It has been announced today actor Idris Elba will voice the menacing tiger Shere Khan in the live action/CGI film. He would not only provide the voice but a performance aka motion capture. Disney is moving ahead quickly with the project so expect it to appear sometime soon as no release date has been announced yet. The film also boasts an impressive creative team including David Lowery who worked on Iron Man and Alex McDowell who worked as a production designer with the film Man of Steel.
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform the role and provide the voice of the killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action take on The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is a mix of live action and VFX that is being overseen by Rob Legato, whose VFX credits include Avatar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic, the latter two of which won him Oscars.
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