A still from John Favreau’s The Jungle Book, starring (from left) Bagheera, Baloo, Mowgli and Raksha.

How Jungle Book director Jon Favreau updated Kipling’s classic for 21st century

Rudyard Kipling’s story is rooted in antiquated ideas about race, nature and identity – all of which had to be confronted by team producing a new film version for a new century

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A still from John Favreau’s The Jungle Book, starring (from left) Bagheera, Baloo, Mowgli and Raksha.
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