Jon Favreau goes in-depth and explains filming ‘The Jungle Book’
Disney recently released a new featurette for ‘The Jungle Book‘, which has director Jon Favreau, as well as stars Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong’o explain some behind the scenes filming. There’s definitely a lot of nostalgia from seeing a children’s movie come to life, complete with beautiful CGI effects.
The message of family plays a role in this featurette, as we see Mowgli, seemingly an outsider, feel at home amongst many animals. Favreau says this “is a good story we’re all telling together, [so]good things happen.”
The Jungle Book is set to premier in theaters April 15th 2016.
Official The Jungle Book Synopsis:
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.
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.