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Warner Bros. Plans ‘Darker’ Remake of Kipling’s Classic Jungle Book

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  Writer Steve Kloves attends the New York premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

While Disney plans its version of Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book — widely read as a modern interpretation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book — Warner Brothers is plotting a return to the original material. The studio is reportedly in talks with Steve Kloves, the screenwriter behind all eight Harry Potter movies, to direct a "darker version" of the story, with a real-life Mowgli (Booboo Stewart's post-Twilight breakout?) alongside CGI lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images