The Jungle Book 2016 – Official Teaser Trailer #1 – Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

the-jungle-book The Jungle Book is best known for the 1967 Disney animation, although a live-action version was made in 1994 with Jason Scott Lee in the lead role of Mowgli, but this time round it’s a small amount of live action packed full of CGI, as an orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), and written by Justin Marks from the Rudyard Kipling book, the film reunites Lost In Translation‘s Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray as Kaa the sssssssssnake, and Baloo the bear, respectively. There’s also Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, plus Giancarlo Esposito, Lupita Nyong’o and the wonderful Christopher Walken as King Louie.

The Jungle Book just misses 2016’s late-March Easter holidays, as it’s out in the UK on April 16th 2016. Perhaps it’ll get shoved back a few weeks, as often tends to happen with films. It looks interesting given the cast, but it does show that when it comes to Hollywood’s ideas, the well has run dry yet again.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size verison: