Jon Favreau’s Live Action Jungle Book Gets First Trailer
Technology has come a long way since The Jungle Book was released back in 1967. Now we have a new vision, one for the modern-age, and one that shows us how far technology has advanced. The president of production for Disney, Sean Bailey, said that the film is “one of the most technologically advanced movies ever made.”
OK, it looks to be completely different, as expected, it’s from the director of Iron Man. It looks action-packed and full of beautiful FX , but I wasn’t hearing any of my favourite animals speaking…or more to the point, singing. Then right at end of the trailer, there it was, for a brief second I heard The Bare Necessities, so I am SOLD!
I think this is a good trailer, I wanted to see more but nothing was revealed. People have giving out stink about seeing too much in trailers, it looks like some people are starting to listen.
I’m looking forward to it!
Published on Sep 15, 2015 (Disney U.K from YouTube)
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 self-discovery, 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.
Enjoy the trailer