Scarlett Johansson Will Trigger Your Fear of Snakes in ‘Jungle Book’ Trailer
Here's one admonition Jack Hanna never delivered: Don't look directly at Scarlett Johansson as a snake, or you will most definitely soil yourself.
The actress appears as Kaa, a devilish boa constrictor, in the trailer for the 2016 live-action adaptation of 1967's The Jungle Book. In the preview above, which was released today (September 15), a CGI'd Johansson slowly lures a young boy, Mowgli, closer, until he seemingly falls victim to her influence.
"Are you alone out here?" she asks, hypnotically. "What are you doing so deep in the jungle? Don't you know what you are? I know what you are. I know where you came from."
"Let go of your fear now and trust in me," she hisses in conclusion.
The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, an orphan who's discovered abandoned, and raised by the jungle's friendliest creatures. But when a looming tiger named Shere Khan returns to the jungle and threatens to rip Mowgli to shreds, the boy's guardians vow to take him to a nearby human village where he'll be safe.
Mowgli, though—who can't imagine growing up away from the wildlife he's come to regard as family—won't go without a fight.
The film will also star Christopher Walken as King Louie, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera and Bill Murray as Baloo. Newcomer Neel Sethi will star as Mowgli.
Check out the trailer, and hang tight for the release of The Jungle Book in next year.
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