The live action version of Disney's The Jungle Book directed by John Favreau released their first trailer today. This version stars the voice talents of Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, and Christopher Walken.
From the trailer, it would appear that Favreau is taking a darker and more eerie tone compared to the cheery musical we know and love. The animation is beautifully integrated with our real life Mowgli, Neel Sethi, but there are aspects that seem unrealistic. For example, Kaa, voiced by Johansson, is extraordinarily large which destroys the seemingly realistic landscape.
The Jungle Book is currently slated to hit theaters April 15th, 2016.