Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Jungle Book (2016) - Trailer & Interview

The Jungle Book (2016) - Official Trailer

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel 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 of Idris 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 of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. 

The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. 

Release Date: April 15th, 2016 (USA)
Directed by Jon Favreau
Narrated by Ben Kingsley
Story by Rudyard Kipling
Screenplay by Justin Marks

In this episode of Vice Talks Film we sit down with Jon Favreau to discuss his extensive career in Hollywood, harnessing creativity as a screenwriter, and the challenges he faced recreating a classic animated film for today's audience.

Nearly half a century after the original animated film was released, director Jon Favreau has remade Walt Disney Pictures' THE JUNGLE BOOK, now with a live-action Mowgli, the man cub, and a cast of CGI animals played by such stars as Bill Murray (Baloo, the bear), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera, the panther), Christopher Walken (King Louie, the enormous ape), and Scarlett Johansson (Kaa, the python).

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