Two weeks ago, we got an official look at Disney's The Jungle Book when the first trailer debuted. Today, JoBlo Trailers has uncovered an international trailer, which features new footage of Neel Sethi as the young Mowgli, although the video is dubbed in the Russian language. Still, you don't need to be fluent in Russian to enjoy these new scenes in this highly-anticipated adaptation.
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 Jungle Book opens in 2D and 3D theaters nationwide on April 15, 2016, which is shaping up to be a very busy weekend at the box office. The Jungle Book will go up against The Weinstein Company's Amityville: The Awakening, Warner Bros.' Barbershop 3, Lionsgate's Criminal and Paramount's Everybody Wants Some. While Amityville: The Awakening and Barbershop 3 are based on existing properties, The Jungle Book's iconic story is much more well-known, but we'll have to see if that translates into big box office bucks or not. We still have several months until The Jungle Book hits theaters, so it's possible some of these release dates may shift.
Warner Bros. is also releasing their own adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's timeless story, entitled The Jungle Book: Origins, which hits theaters in October 2017. The original story is in the public domain, which means any studio can take a crack at this story without purchasing the rights. Neel Sethi's Mowgli is the only character who will be seen in live-action, with the rest of the cast members providing the voices for these jungle animals. What do you think about this new footage from The Jungle Book? Let us know after checking out the international trailer.