Movies Filmed in South Carolina – The Jungle Book
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- Director – Stephen Sommers
- Cast – Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese
- Genre – Adventure, Family
- Plot – A live-action rendering of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India.
- Lush jungle scenes were shot on Fripp Island, nearly 8,000 miles away from India where the story took place.
- Catering, wardrobe, and make-up headquarters were stationed near the Fripp Island Marina.
- Part of the land on Fripp Island used in the film was later developed into the Ocean Creek golf course by PGA golfer Davis Love III.
- Although many jungle scenes were shot in SC, the scenes with animals were shot in Tennessee with the exception of one scene that was partially done in India.
- $70,000 of the production cost was used to pay for water just to keep the crew hydrated.
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