New Trailer For Andy Serkis' MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE a Dark Retelling of THE JUNGLE BOOK
Netflix has released a new trailer for director Andy Serkis upcoming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The movie is called Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and it’s said to be a much darker take on the classic story. It actually looks like it could be a great film!
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
The movie also features an all-star ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Cate Blanchett as the sinister snake, Kaa; Benedict Cumberbatch as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Naomie Harris (Skyfall) as Nisha, the female wolf, who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Andy Serkis as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan (Tommy’s Honour) as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Mowgli’s Brother Wolf; Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan) as Nisha’s mate, Vihaan; and Tom Hollander (Muppets Most Wanted) as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui.
The human characters in the film will be played by Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as Lockwood; Freida Pinto (Knight of Cups) as Messua; and young actor Rohan Chand (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Bad Words) will play Mowgli.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will get a theatrical released on November 29th, before moving to Netflix on December 7th.