Last month when I was at D23 Expo in Anaheim I learned about all the amazing new live action films coming out over the next couple of years. One of the most exciting movies to be released in 2016 is The Jungle Book.
From Walt Disney Pictures: Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of selfdiscovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, 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.
Did you see the names? Sir Ben Kinglsey, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken! Check out the trailer:
The state-of-the-art technology behind the larger-than-life jungle creatures that join Neel Sethi’s Mowgli on screen will be a jaw-dropping viewing experience! Can you even imagine how spectacular it will be in 3D and IMAX 3D? Who’s excited?
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THE JUNGLE BOOK opens in theatres everywhere on April 15th, 2016!
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