To find those lush, leafy, watery, steamy locations of great beauty and lurking danger for “The Jungle Book,” director Jon Favreau only had to follow the signs.
The Caltrans signs.
The stunning images in the trailer for the live-action/CGI reboot of the Disney animated classic all originated just off the 101 Freeway — and a long way from the wilds of India where the story of young Mowgli is set.
“None are real,” Favreau said in a Twitter chat Tuesday to a commenter impressed by how “pretty authentic” the locations looked. “All are CGI. The whole movie was shot in downtown LA.”
Maybe rename the movie “The Concrete Jungle Book?”
Watch the trailer below: