The Jungle Book: Idris Elba's Shere Khan chases Mowgli in new TV spot
In a new TV spot for Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book, everyone is after Mowgli, especially Shere Khan. The villainous tiger, voiced by Idris Elba, chases the wild boy (Neel Sethi) off a ledge as he ponders, “How many lives is a man cub worth?”
The footage, released the day of the Oscars, also sees the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) warning his mentee of the dangers in the jungle, the snake Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) about to swallow the mesmerized Mowgli, and King Louie (Christopher Walken) commanding his apes to sieze the boy.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Jungle Book also features Bill Murray (Baloo), Lupita Nyong’o (the wolf Raksha), and Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito (the wolf Akela).
The film, which brings to life the Rudyard Kipling story of a boy raised in the wild by wolves, is set for release on April 15. Advance tickets for the film are on sale now.