Scarlett Johansson's Kaa reveals Mowgli's past in new The Jungle Book IMAX featurette

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Apr 5, 2016, 11:18 AM EDT

John Favreau's lush live-action adaptation of Disney's The Jungle Book seems to have the market cornered in verdant, family-friendly entertainment this spring, and here's a new preview showcasing the wonders of the IMAX experience, with Scarlett Johansson performing as the sinister boa constrictor, Kaa.  Watch the coiling, conniving snake impart some vital backstory regarding Mowgli's birth, the truth about his father's death under the claws of Shere Khan and the obsessive desires to capture Man's red flower.  

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

Stare deep into Kaa's reptilian eyes and see where the legend of The Jungle Book began.


Directed by John Favreau, Disney's The Jungle Book swings into threaters on April 15, 2016.

(Via Geek Tyrant)