'The Jungle Book' to release in India a week before US

Feb 17, 2016, 13:25 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Remake of animated classic 'The Jungle Book' to hit Indian theatres a week before its release in the US

A special treat is in store for 'The Jungle Book' fans in India. Jon Favreau’s remake of the 1967 animated classic will arrive in Indian theatres on April 8, a week prior to its release in the US.

A still from the film
A still from the film

The film features 10-year-old Neel Sethi, the only actor to appear on screen as young mancub Mowgli, the human boy raised by wolves in Rudyard Kipling’s famous 1894 collection of stories, and will have voice-over by stars like Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken.

Favreau’s version of the timeless tale blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques.

Watch! Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' trailer

The trailer, which hit the web last September, was soundtracked by the terrifying yet seductive voice of Johansson’s sinister Kaa, a giant python.

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