We were delighted when director Jon Favreau debuted cool footage of Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book at this year’s D23 Expo and we didn’t even have to wait long to get some more! Favreau took to Instagram to debut the first teaser for The Jungle Book ahead of the first trailer, which will be released later today.
The new movie is a mixture of live-action and CGI and follows the classic tale of Mowgli (portrayed by Neel Sethi) who was raised by a family of wolves. When Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle he has called his home since birth he embarks on an epic journey of self-discovery, adventure, discrimination and more. He is once again accompanied by a strict and stern panther named Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited Baloo (voiced by Bill Murray). Other cast members include Scarlett Johansson as the seductive snake Kaa, Christopher Walken as King Louie and Idris Elba as the fearsome Shere Khan – the tiger who bears a scar from a human and wants to kill Mowgli because he is a man cub.
This live-action twist on the classic tale is set to hit cinemas in April 2016. Stay tuned for the full trailer releasing today.