Ron Howard in Talks to Direct The Jungle Book

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Ron Howard  attends the "Winter's Tale" world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on February 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ron Howard, possible future Jungle Book page-turner. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The bare necessities for making a movie include a director, so when Alejandro González Iñarrítu stepped down from directing a live-action version of The Jungle Book, Warner Bros. needed to find a replacement. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ron Howard is in talks to be that replacement. This is not to be confused with the Jon Favreau–directed live-action Jungle Book movie Disney is making. We'll take two Jungle Book movies, if it means more versions of "I Wanna Be Like You." If not, what's even the point of living.