Written by Peter Schreiber, star and producer of “Dunkirk,” the movie starring Scarlett Johansson is set to release in the U.S. on December 20.
The film has been a huge hit in the Middle East and the United Kingdom, and is projected to open to $200 million on Friday in North America and $225 million on Sunday in the United States.
The Jungle Book is set in the “worlds most exotic jungles” and follows a group of people who are trapped in an underground civilization.
A new “The Hunger Games” sequel, “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” is scheduled for release this year.
The Hollywood Reporter is publishing the film’s official trailer here.
The movie stars Scarlett Johanson as Blackbeard and Matthew McConaughey as Big Boss.
“The Jungle,” based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is based on Atwood’s 2014 bestseller, “The Leftovers.”
The film’s producers said they plan to focus on the characters’ relationships with each other, the environment, and the events leading up to the apocalypse.
The trailer begins with a shot of a jungle filled with lush vegetation and colorful foliage.
It’s then followed by a montage of characters, including Blackbeard, Big Boss, and two young men.
“There’s this sense of adventure, of wanting to be free, of finding that in the jungle,” said production designer Mike Delgadillo.
The film’s main characters are Blackbeard (Matthew McConaughy), a former pirate who now lives in the tropical jungles of “The World of Tomorrow” (he and his pirate mate are now pirates again), and Big Boss (Johansson), a leader of a military organization based in “The Wicker Man” (also based on “The Lost Boys”).
“I think that it’s really important to us that people don’t forget that we’re in the same world as everybody else,” said Delgadsillos co-producer Michael Rooker.
“We are all in the world, and we all need to be aware of the ways in which that world can be exploited.
We’re all living in the midst of a global war, and so we’re all looking to see if we can all make a difference.”