What’s this? We’re now just 4 months away from Disney’s next “live-action” remake. This one will use digital composition to recreate the Walt Disney classic animated feature “The Jungle Book.” Complete with Baloo the Bear, Bagheera, Shere Khan and Kaa. To mark the occasion, Disney has released the first motion ‘living poster’ for the film. Which asks…. “What are you doing so deep in the jungle?”
If all the future living posters are as amazing as this one, I have to say that I’m a fan of the idea. I just wish there was a better format than vertical. Give us the horizontal aspect ratio too please!
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 photo-realistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.
Disney’s The Jungle Book swings into theaters April 15, 2016.
Previously: First Trailer for Disney The Jungle Book.