Jon Favreau

Film Review: The Lion King is beautiful to watch but lacks the full roar

July 17, 2019

We all know that Disney reworking its own animated films into “live action” remakes is purely for the box office dollars. Those of us old enough to remember the originals, having seen them in the cinema, and blasting the soundtracks into our subconscious and poring over every bit of dialogue, are all too aware. What […]

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Fans of The Lion King don’t seem impressed Disney are doing a live action remake with Jon Favreau

September 29, 2016

So Disney today announced that they’re undertaking a “re-imagining” of the all-time best-ever family film The Lion King. And it nearly broke Twitter. No. Stop. You've gone too far this time. Back away from that script right now, sir!https://t.co/GnHz2lT9Mx — Liz Tierney (@eliztierney13) September 28, 2016 https://twitter.com/thezakroeshow/status/781158919733403649 Lion King remake… *sigh! Must all things be ruined? 🤔 — Cate […]

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Jon Faverau is headed back to work with Marvel again

April 19, 2016

The Jungle Book only just opened but director Jon Favreau is already planning his next big move, with his recent announcement that he’ll be serving as producer on the next two Avengers films. “I talk to them about it all the time. I’ve worked both in front of and behind the camera with Marvel and I […]

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Film Review: The Jungle Book (PG, USA, 2016)

April 6, 2016

In the last decade Disney has slowly but surely been churning out live action versions of some of its classic films and stories. There’s been 101 Dalmations, Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella to name a few. Now to add to that list is The Jungle Book, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story as […]

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Director Jon Favreau on the themes, casting choices, music and lessons learned on The Jungle Book

April 5, 2016

We recently sat down for a surprisingly detailed discussion about Jon Favreau’s new project that’s about to hit Australian cinema screens – a live action version of The Jungle Book. In Part 2 of our interview (Look back at part one HERE), we discuss the themes, the casting choices, and music used in the film and […]

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Director Jon Favreau discusses the technical process behind his new film The Jungle Book

April 4, 2016

He’s an actor, a writer, a producer and a director, he began his career with a string of successful indie hit films, then eventually broke through to mainstream and big budget blockbusters. From Swingers to Friends to that Daredevil film we don’t talk about to Elf to Iron Man to Chef. Jon Favreau for the […]

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Jon Favreau coming down under for the release of The Jungle Book

March 1, 2016

Veteran director, writer and actor Jon Favreau is set to visit Sydney this month to promote the release of Disney’s new live-action take on The Jungle Book. Favreau will attend the Australian preview screening of The Jungle Book on Thursday 31 March followed by a live Q&A, as part of a two-day press tour. Faveau has a […]

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