The Jungle Book Movie

Here’s an official concept art picture for The Jungle Book, a new live-action movie adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s cult book and inspired by Disney’s classic animated movie:

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“An 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 Johannsson), 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.”

And here’s the film logo:

The film is directed by by Jon Favreau (yep, the chap who helmed the first Iron Man movie and the mouth-watering movie Chef),

The release date of The Jungle Book is set to October 9, 2015.

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