Watch the New ‘Jungle Book’ IMAX Trailer

Disney's Live-Action Adaptation

Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed a brand new The Jungle Book IMAX trailer (via Moviefone) for their upcoming live-action/CGI adventure epic, featuring Mowgli’s first meeting with Scarlett Johansson‘s terrifying Kaa.

Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15.

Watch the new extended trailer with an introduction by Lupita Nyong’o (the voice of the wolf mother Raksha). The all-star cast also includes Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.

This sneak peek of Disney’s new take on The Jungle Book makes a strong case for seeing the film in the larger format. In this version, Kaa seems to play both Mowly’s menthor and a secondary antagonist in the movie.

Disney's Live-Action Adaptation

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-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 selfdiscovery, 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 Johansson), 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.