Meet Mowgli in the wild in THE JUNLGE BOOK trailer tease!
The official trailer for Disney’s The Jungle Book is coming tomorrow, but in the meantime, the studio has released a breath-taking look at Mowgli’s world in a new trailer tease.
The young actor who plays Mowgli, Neel Sethi, is just about the only live-action element of the film. However, director Jon Favreau used a photorealistic style to create stunning scenes that look truly authentic, despite their CGI origins. The scenes from the movie featured at D23 last onth were enough to capture the hearts of the audiences in attendance, gathering up some serious buzz for the film.
Now, the film is showing off those background images, from treetops to wide open rivers to the sprawling vines of the jungle with Mowgli nestled in the middle, in the trailer tease!
The Jungle Book swings into theaters on April 15, 2016.
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.