In Jon Favreau we trust, right? I know it’s only a teaser trailer, but this film looks like it’s going to be absolutely amazing. Even if the movie is just two hours of random action shots like we see in the trailer, I’d still buy a ticket to go watch it.
That’s how beautiful this trailer is. And Scarlett Johansson’s (Kaa) voice guiding us through the entire thing? It’s perfect. I honestly felt like crying. I don’t know what else to say. I mean, am I happy with all the live-action remakes coming out? Not really, but if they all look this magnificent, my opinion might change completely.
Favreau has made it clear that his version of the Jungle Book will be different from the source material, and this trailer proves he was telling the truth. As mentioned above, Johansson’s voice will probably give you chills while watching this trailer. She is joined in the movie by Bill Murray as Baloo, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie, and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.
It’s nice to see Favreau getting the love and attention he deserves. I fell in love with him when I saw this clip from The Break-Up. I remember watching the extended version of this scene, and it was like 8 minutes of Vince and Jon bouncing jokes off each other. It was probably funnier than the whole movie. And then my love for Jon reached an unhealthy level after watching his 2014 film, Chef. If you haven’t watched it, please go check it out. It’ll make you feel good. I promise.
Anyway, let’s continue this Favreau love train with the trailer you all have been waiting for. The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15, 2016.