I won’t lie: I cried when I saw the trailer and met the cast at D23 Expo this summer. ?This movie looks THAT amazing.
The Jungle Book is a live action remake coming to theaters this spring (April 15, 2016).
Directed by Jon Favreau and starring?Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong?o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken.
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Here’s the trailer to get you excited as well.
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.
The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)