First Official Trailer for Andy Serkis' New Jungle Book Movie 'Mowgli'
by Alex Billington
May 21, 2018
"When you were a cub… I looked you in the eye and saw no fear." Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for the next new Jungle Book movie titled Mowgli, adapted directly from Rudyard Kipling's novel. This is the new movie directed by Andy Serkis that features hybrid motion capture CGI and live-action, a bit like the other Jungle Book from Disney. And coming from Serkis, the master of motion capture, there's no doubt it's going to be amazing. Mowgli stars young newcomer Rohan Chand as Mowgli, with an incredible ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, and Tom Hollander. I had a feeling this would look good, but I didn't think it would look THIS good. Wow. I love the opening voiceover from Bale as Bagheera. It may be the same, but I'm up for another telling of this tale.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Andy Serkis' Mowgli, originally from WB's YouTube:
And here's the first behind-the-scenes featurette for Andy Serkis' Mowgli, also from YouTube:
Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) 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 (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. The other story’s central animal characters are: Kaa, the snake (Cate Blanchett); the leader of the wolf pack, Akela (Peter Mullan); the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui (Tom Hollander); Nisha, the female wolf (Naomie Harris), who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Nisha’s mate, Vihaan (Eddie Marsan); and Mowgli’s Brother Wolf (Jack Reynor). Mowgli is directed by English actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis, director of the film Breathe previously. The screenplay is written by Callie Kloves, adapted from Rudyard Kipling's original novel first published in 1894. Warner Bros will no longer be releasing Mowgli, instead Netflix will debut sometime in 2019. Stay tuned. Curious?
I loved the Favreau/Disney movie, but this looks like a very good companion
kitano0 on May 21, 2018
i am surprised at how different this trailer felt..its almost realistic in terms of how they showed this character went through the challenges
braylon thompson on May 21, 2018
I'm not feeling these live action CGI crossover movies. I prefer Babe....real animals. They should have used real tigers and elephants here.... (kidding, kidding)
TheOct8pus on May 21, 2018
The worst part of this is, somehow, English language. It somehow doesn't fit in this picture. Other than that, it looks decent with possibly atrocious Hollywood twist on the end of the film ...
shiboleth on May 21, 2018
Um...Favreau's Jungle Book was really good....why is this necessary?
THE_RAW_ on May 21, 2018
More like the novel I guess. Like the one from the 90's.
Xerxexx on May 21, 2018
Looks good. Don't like the poster but looks good.
Brandon Cole on May 21, 2018
Great trailer! The CG looks amazing, even better than Disney's release.
DAVIDPD on May 21, 2018
No it doesn´t.
Moriakum on May 23, 2018
DAVIDPD on May 23, 2018
Sascha Dikiciyan on May 21, 2018
Fucking amazing & totally different than I was expecting.
Sean Taylor on May 22, 2018
WTF. Favreau`s film came out like 2 years ago right?? LOOOL Horrific timing. Andy Serkis is a badass but....idk. Just feels insanely unnecessary.
Jorrell Mcdaniel on May 22, 2018
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