9:26am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Jungle Book': First Trailer Teases Visual Spectacle, Seductive Snakes
The first teaser for Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book has been released, revealing Scarlett Johansson's seductive, creepy Kaa and the sight of a live-action Mowgli (Neel Sethi) in action in a jungle filled with spectacular CGI creatures.
Alongside Johansson, the voice cast for the movie includes Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba and Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Lupita Nyong'o. Bill Murray voices the friendly bear Baloo who, it was revealed at D23 Expo last month, will follow his animated counterpart in discussing the "bare necessities" of life in the jungle.
The Disney movie, one of two Jungle Book projects in the pipeline (Warner Bros' Jungle Book: Origins, in development for Andy Serkis to direct, is scheduled for 2017), will open in theaters April 2016. Watch the teaser below.