The Stunning First Trailer for the Live-Action 'The Jungle Book' Is Absolutely Terrifying

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Forget any cute version of Disney's 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book you know -- because director Jon Favreau's new take on the film is pretty terrifying.

The first trailer for the live-action The Jungle Bookdebuted on Tuesday, and is narrated by Scarlett Johansson, who plays the seductive and scary python Kaa. The film's plot, of course, follows Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle, however, when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), sees him as a threat.

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From the looks of the action-packed trailer, the film's visuals are stunning.

Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Aside from Johansson and Elba, the all-star cast includes Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, and Lupita Nyong'o.


The Jungle Book
hits theaters next April 15.

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Check out the video below to see more of your favorite Disney classics re-imagined on the big screen.