The Jungle Book — IMAX Trailer


added: Fri, Apr 1st '16

Scarlett Johansson will put a spell on you. Check out her trance-inducing speech in a new IMAX trailer for Disney's live-action 3D version of their beloved 1967 animated musical "The Jungle Book," in which she lends her slithery voice to the hypnotic python snake, Kaa.

Johansson, reteaming with her "Iron Man" and "Chef" director (and co-star) Jon Favreau, is one of many notable names who are voicing jungle animals in this stunning hybrid of live-action and photo-real CG animation, which is based on Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure tale about a human boy raised in the wilds of India, who is forced to leave his jungle home when it becomes too dangerous.

Starring 13-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi as the man-cub Mowgli, the film also features the voice talents of Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, Mowgli's wolf mother, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the black panther, and Christopher Walken as King Louie the orangutan. Meanwhile, Idris Elba and Giancarlo Esposito round out the voice cast.

"The Jungle Book" opens April 15 in theaters and IMAX 3D.

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 freespirited 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 Johannsson), 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..


directed by   Jon Favreau

starring   Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Giancarlo Esposito, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken

release date   April 15, 2016

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