That was fucking awesome.
Yeah, this isn't really comic book related. But that trailer is just too awesome.
The rumblings of a live action Jungle Book movie is something I've been aware of for a few years now. But I never quite realised how far along in the production they actually were.
And now we have a trailer that promises quite an interesting movie. As he's confronted with the various dangers of the jungle, he either runs right along side them or they're chasing him. The rest of the familiar cast is also there. Bagheerea, Baloo, Shere Khan, King Louie Kaa and the wolves. The special effects for them all look amazing and it's quite the sight to see a young boy interacting with these dangerous and very life like animals, especially during the faster segments.
There's the typical swelling music to give the trailer and epic feel and the visuals are mostly face past. It's designed to look like an epic adventure to lure in those craving that kind of entertainment. And while it looks decidedly darker than the animated movie there're a few hints here and there to that old classic. So it caters to certain viewers nostalgia as well.
Being a person who enjoys epic adventure movies and has nostalgic feelings for old Dinsey movies I can say confirm that it totally works. I really want to see this movie now.
Hell, just look as this cast.
Bill Murray as Baloo
Ben Kingsley as Bagheera
Idris Elba as Shere Khan
Scarlet Johansson as Kaa
Christopher freaking Walken as King Louie, who looks freaking gigantic by the way thanks to the setting and camera angles.
In short, the trailer does its job for me. I am pretty hype for this movie.