Star-Studded Cast Voices this Remake of this Beloved Animated Classic
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. This is the star cast of Disney 2016 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book. Be right back, we’re dying of excitement.
Disney revealed the trailer of their upcoming live-action film recently, and unlike the 1967 animated version that most people would describe as an adventurous but a happy film,the 2016 version, directed by Jon Favreau (of Iron Man fame) will give you the chills. The tone itself is a couple of shades darker right from the first frame of the trailer.
It starts with Scarlett Johansson’s voiceover (she plays Kaa, the menacing snake) as she lures Mowgli towards her, while he jumps from tree to tree trying to escape the jungle wilderness. Since the film is live action, 10 year old actor Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli is the only human being in the film.
But we see glimpses of all our favorite characters: Bageera, Sher Khan and even an evil looking Orangutan. We also get to hear seconds-long snippets of the revered soundtrack “Bare Necessities” and “Trust in Me”
It’s reported that the animals and environment are “photo-realistic computer-generate imagery, merged together with performance capture and footage shot of the cast”, particularly Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli
Watch and enjoy!
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