‘The Jungle Book’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Slithers Toward Mowgli in First Good Look at Disney’s Live-Action Spectacular (Video)

Jon Favreau directed the latest adaptation of the classic tale

Last Updated: September 15, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

The first trailer for Disney’s live-action version of “The Jungle Book” shows Scarlett Johansson‘s Kaa slithering her way toward Mowgli — the only human being making an appearance in Hollywood’s latest adaptation of author Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure story.

Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) directed what appears to be a spectacular visual treat hitting theaters on April 15, 2016.

Take one look at the variety of creatures who will either be hunting or protecting Mowgli (Neel Sethi) and it’s no wonder the preview got a standing ovation from the crowd that got the first look at Disney’s D23 convention earlier this summer.

Johansson voices a snake, one of the predators chasing the young jungle boy, but his most menacing threat is a tiger named Shere Khan (Idris Elba).

Luckily, Mowgli’s got his fair share of allies, too. Bill Murray voices friendly bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley voices black panther Bagheera, and Lupita Nyong’o voices wolf Raksha.

To top off the star-studded cast, audiences can look forward to Christopher Walken‘s take on King Louie, who doesn’t appear to be all that friendly in the trailer.

Watch the video above.