(Written for Filmoria)
The film industry has gone a little mad with their live-action remakes of classic Disney films at the minute. We’ve seen Cinderella, Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland, two Snow White adaptations, Jack The Giant Slayer, Hansel and Gretel, and even 101 Dalmatians (many years ago!), and there are many which are still yet to be released, including Beauty and The Beast, The Sword In The Stone, Pinocchio, and The Little Mermaid.
I think that’s them all so far, anyway…
They’re not all being remade by Disney, though, as it seems to be an ever-growing fascination for directors to take on the project of making such a fairytale re-imagination. I, for one, am quite happy about the new trend and twist on the fairytale genre, but there are many of you out there who are growing bored quite quickly.
If you’re one of those then turn away now, because this week we have the release of the first new poster for Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of Ruyard Kipling’s story, The Jungle Book.
The film stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by wolves and goes on a journey of self-discovery when he comes to the civilized world.
The new poster sees Mowlgi looking up at Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley), who helps raise him in the jungle, and it’s absolutely stunning, though it’s a shame that Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) isn’t lurking anywhere in the background.
You can view the poster on Filmoria.
The film also stars the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Kermit Ruffins, Lupita Nyong’o, and Giancarlo Esposito, and is set to be released on 15th April, 2016.