Jon Favreau’s live action Jungle Book from Disney has just had its live action trailer released and it looks sumptuous…
Starring Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson to name but a few, the trailer looks massive and part Jumanji, part Attenborough….
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), and written by Justin Marks, the film is a new take on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic animated film. The film follows Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a human raised by a family of wolves who’s forced to leave the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), himself a survivor of attack by humans, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray), Mowgli embarks on a perilous journey back to Human society. Along the way, he encounters the snake Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. Lupita Nyong’o also appears as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, with Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. It hits theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.