Trailer for Netflix's Release of Andy Serkis' Jungle Book Movie 'Mowgli'

November 8, 2018
Source: YouTube

Mowgli Trailer

"The jungle is changing… Man is taking more of it." Netflix has unveiled their new official trailer for the next Jungle Book movie titled Mowgli, or in full Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, adapted from Rudyard Kipling's novel. This movie was going to be released by Warner Bros, but they sold it off to Netflix - who is putting it out in theaters later this month before it debuts on streaming in December. Very fast turnaround. This Mowgli is directed by Andy Serkis and features hybrid motion capture CGI with live-action, a bit like the other Jungle Book from Disney. Legend of the Jungle stars young newcomer Rohan Chand as Mowgli, with a big 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. We've seen this story so many times, but it still looks exciting & emotional to watch.

Here's the new official Netflix trailer (+ official poster) for Andy Serkis' Mowgli, direct from YouTube:

Mowgli Poster

Mowgli Poster

You can still watch WB's first official trailer for Andy Serkis' Mowgli movie here, for even more footage.

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. Netflix will release Serkis' Mowgli in theaters on November 29th, then streaming starting December 7th. Cool?

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I really hope this good. Especially after the Cloverfield Paradox mess. It seems like a good move to Netflix; I just hope it is really good.

Brandon Cole on Nov 8, 2018


Looks very ambitious...the animals seem "off" though, nothing as good as Favreau's. That being said, I am still looking forward to the story.

kitano0 on Nov 8, 2018


You just said Favreau and "good" in the same sentence. That MUST be an error.

Stage Actor on Nov 12, 2018


Nope. Favreau: Iron Man, IM:2, Chef, Jungle Book. All good to great movies. Not a bad actor, either.

kitano0 on Nov 12, 2018


I think we have enough Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh movies now.

CyraNOSE on Nov 8, 2018


This one is different, though; this one’s much closer to Rudyard Kipling’s original book.

Mark Brackney on Nov 10, 2018


This one is NOT a Disney film. THAT is what makes it better. This is NOT the singing and dancing version. This is a DRAMA/ACTION film based on the ORIGINAL novel. Disney raped the original book by putting in all the singing, dancing, etc.

Stage Actor on Nov 12, 2018


Well, this isn't the atypical Jungle Book movie, more about conservation than Mowgli's story. Hopefully it works. Just watched "War for the Planet of the Apes" and Serkis was amazing in that. Here's hoping it's good for his sake.

THE_RAW_ on Nov 8, 2018


This is actually a more faithful adaptation to Kipling’s original novel, which means: 1.) Baloo and Bagheera’s roles are switched: Baloo is the strict disciplinarian while Bagheera is Mowgli’s closest friend; 2.) Shere Khan walks with a limp and has a smaller scavenging animal (a jackal in the original book, a hyena here), “Tabaqui”, that pretty much serves him; 3.) Kaa is actually good (but male. Disney actually got that part right), and 4.) No singing. Obviously.

Mark Brackney on Nov 10, 2018


Does Mowgli return to people in the novel? And is conservation a large theme of it?

THE_RAW_ on Nov 12, 2018


He does, and you’re right conservation does play an important factor in it.

Mark Brackney on Nov 12, 2018


Cool! Thanks for the insight Mark!

THE_RAW_ on Nov 13, 2018


I'll check it out if for no other reason than to support Serkis & because of the majority of the cast.

VAharleywitch on Nov 8, 2018


That looks quite polished in every way. Just not in any substantial one ...

shiboleth on Nov 8, 2018


I like it. I bet Serkis had a field day making it.

DAVIDPD on Nov 8, 2018


Yeah, yeah. I know we've had a recent Jungle Book film. And maybe the animal CGI in this looks a bit off. But unlike Favreau's, the story and characterizations here look solid and promising of what should be an emotionally resonant movie. I'm fully in and hope to catch it's big screen release.

Movie Bear on Nov 8, 2018


Favreau sucks. Thanks to his Jungle Book movie and the Beauty and the Beast LIVE ACTION succeeding, we now have to endure a LIVE ACTION version of EVERY Disney cartoon ever made.. We don't need Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mulan, The Lion King which FAVREAU is slated to RUIN/direct, Cruella, Peter Pan, Tink, The Sword in the Stone, Pinocchio, Rose Red(Snow White), OR Prince Charming(Cinderella). However, get ready because those are ALL slated to come out. UGH.

Stage Actor on Nov 12, 2018


I am so PISSED. This was going to be a Warner Brothers release and the FIRST trailer had the Warner Brothers logo and it was going to be presented in 3D in the theater, and maybe even IMAX would have picked it up for reformatting. Now, Netflix gets it? Warner Brothers needs t o grow some balls. They're reason for selling it to NETFLIX? They didn't think it would do good at the box office. Come ON! I have been anticipating this film for over a year now. So mad. I don't have nor do I want Netflix. STUPID.

Stage Actor on Nov 12, 2018

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