The Live Action Disney film, The Jungle Book, coming April 15th, will feature some incredible photorealistic CGI animals and environments as seen in the newly released poster above. Using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world, “The Jungle Book” brings the story of Mowgli to life.
Newcomer, Neel Sethi in the lead role (Mowgli) takes us on the adventures of the man-cub raised by wolves as he embarks on a self-discovery journey. Joined by his mentor, Bagheera, the panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and fun loving bear, Baloo (voiced by Bill Murray), Mowgli leaves the only home he has ever knows after Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba), the fearsome tiger, threatens Mowgli.
Along the way, Mowgli and the gang meet several jungle creatures who are not exactly friendly or happy to meet Mowgli. The python, Kaa (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) will hypnotise Mowgli while my favorite, King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken) will try to get Mowgli to reveal the secret of fire. Joining the incredible cast above is Lupita Nyong’o as Mowgli’s mother wolf, Raksha and Giancarlo Esposito as the wolf pack’s alpha male, Akela.
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, The Jungle Book will be directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor with the screenplay by Justin Marks.