The trailer for Disney’s live-action Jungle Book adaptation has dropped, and it’s a doozy. Resonating with a Christopher Nolan-eqsue thundering score and Planet Earth-style visuals, all disconcertingly narrated by the same voice we watched Joaquin Phoenix have cringeworthy computer sex with in Her, this is a far cry from the bare necessities of your childhood.
Is it an epic improvement or a misfire in the Man of Steel approach, that everything must be gritty?
Time will tell, but with a cast that includes Christopher Walken, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and Ben Kingsley, it seems to be in good hands. It hits theaters on April 15th.