Disney released the first trailer for the “Jungle Book” Tuesday, and with Scarlett Johansson voicing Kaa — the deadly python — it’s almost chilling.
The trailer shows what looks to be heavily CGI-ed footage featuring the original film’s favourite characters Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Shere Khan.
The remake features a number of well-known names voicing the much-loved characters, including Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Bill Murray as Baloo and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.
Newcomer Neel Sethi will voice Mowgli, while Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will play Raksha, the orphan’s adoptive wolf mother.
The release of the official trailer follows its leak online after a fan recorded the first look at the footage on TV and posted it on Twitter.
The Disney live action Jungle Book reboot joins a host of remakes the movie company has in the works, such as Aladdin, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo.