The first-look poster has been released for the new big screen adaptation of The Jungle Book.
Inspired by Disney’s classic animated movie of the same name, The Jungle Book will be brought to life in a new live-action epic directed by Jon Favreau, who also produces along with Bingham Taylor. The Jungle Book stars Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walkern, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito.
The Jungle Book tells the adventure of 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 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 will be released in April 2016. Take a look at the first-look poster below: