Disney has released a motion poster and teaser for Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomerNeel 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 ofIdris 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 ofBen Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice ofBill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don't exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice ofScarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice ofChristopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includesLupitaNyong'oas the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, andGiancarlo Espositoas the voice of wolf pack's alpha male Akela.
The Jungle Book will be released in theaters on April 15, 2016.