The "Bear necessities" and more will be waiting when The Jungle Book arrives in theaters. The new film is a remake of the 1967 animated film of the same name that focuses on a boy who must learn to survive a jungle of animals who may or may not have his best interests in mind. Jon Favreau( Iron-man) will be helming this retelling of the classic tale tale and will also be serving as executive producer. Favreau has referred to his jungle book remake as a bit of passion project since he loved the original tale, but also wanted the chance to retell the story and introduce the characters and world to a new audience.
Here's the plot synopsis:
When the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by Bagheera the panther (Ben Kingsley) and Baloo the bear (Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), a Gigantopithecus who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly "red flower": fire. He fights wolves to get to a home that he dissaproves, and he asks the python why.
If you haven't seen the trailer for this film, you should definitely spare the time to view it. The visual effects look decent which should enhance the filmgoing experience. One thing that will become clear when you view the trailer is that the film could have a much darker tone than the original, but there will still be lighthearted moments were you'll find yourself smiling and laughing along with the audience. Lately, Disney has been visiting old properties and creating live-action adaptations out classic animated films, but it's not all bad because it sparks interesting conversations. There's a definite guarantee that people will come out in droves to see this film, whether it's because of the director, the cast, or just to revisit a classic tale in a new form. The film might bag a huge profit at the box-office since it's a huge genre film and because it's a story that most moviegoers are familiar with and still cherish.