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Following the trailer tease, Walt Disney Pictures has released a brand new motion, or “living,” poster for their upcoming live-action/CG hybrid take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This latest trip to the depths of the jungle gives us a brief glimpse of Baloo the bear and Raksha the wolf in the foreground, as Mowgli and Bagheera the panther cautiously venture into the lair of King Louie, while the threat of the vengeful tiger Shere Khan hangs over them all.
We’ll be getting a brand new trailer for The Jungle Book with Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D screenings this weekend, but for now, take a look at the official synopsis:
The Jungle Book is an upcoming American live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film’s executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney.
Not very revealing to be sure, but then again, most of us will surely know the story by this stage, right?
Director Jon Favreau has assembled a very impressive cast to provide the voices of these beloved characters: There’s Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela and Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha. Plus, we have newcomer Neel Sethi as the only human of the bunch, Mowgli.
The Jungle Book is set for release on April 15th, 2016.