Disney Releases A ‘Living’ Poster for Live Action ‘Jungle Book’

By December 17, 2015

And this is a pretty cool thing here. Thanks to Disney clicking on all cylinders as of late (HAVE YOU SEEN STAR WARS?!), we have here a new ‘living poster’ for Jon Favreau’s adaptation of the beloved cartoon classic movie, The Jungle Book.’ 

Check it out below:

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. 

When the first trailer came out I was immediately hooked. I loved the feel, the tone; and the all star cast just made it that much better to think about and wait for. Disney is making a habit out of, pretty much, adapting every cartoon in their library but that doesn’t mean they will all be bad… Right?

I enjoyed the hell out of Cinderella and had mixed feelings about Malificent. Pass on those Alice in Wonderland movies. Now with Jungle Book to look forward to – then live action Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo (yeah, you read that right) here’s hoping the team behind JB will stick the landing.

The voice cast includes Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito. It will hit theatres in 3D on April 15, 2016.

For all your Jungle Book updates, make sure you check back —  right here on GeekNation.

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