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Idris Elba comes alive as Shere Khan in Jungle Book clip

Damn, Elba!

It's almost offsetting to hear Idris Elba's infamous, booming voice come out of a CGI tiger in the first clip for his role as Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's upcoming Jungle Book adaptation.

In the scene, Shere Khan is standing around a watering hole, staring down a pack of wolves that are protecting the young Mowgli. Elba uses his voice to create a menacing figure in Shere Khan, delivering his lines in a way that recalls Jeremy Irons' classic role as Scar in The Lion King.

Besides Elba's voice acting work, the clip also provides a glance at how the CGI animals will look in the film once they being speaking. Favreau and his team used new, state of the art technology to blend the CGI creatures with real world shooting locations and actors. This clip is the first tangible example people have had to reference since the movie was announced.

Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray and Lupita Nyong'o, The Jungle Book rolls into theaters April 15. The trailer for the film can be seen here.

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