Star-Studded 'Mowgli' Takes A Darker Look At The 'Jungle Book' Story

Benedict Cumberbatch is Shere Khan in first trailer for dark take on The Jungle Book

Mowgli's trailer gives glimpse into Jungle Book's darkest adaptation

The first trailer of Mowgli has been released on the internet and it's offers one of the darkest takes yet on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

Unlike Disney's family-friendly adaptation of "Jungle Book" from director Jon Favreau in 2016, the first trailer of Andy Serkis directorial "Mowgli" is here suggesting a dark and unsafe narrative of Rudyard Kipling's work.

Mowgli's plot synopsis: based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, "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".

On the general tone of the film, Serkis explains, "We wanted to engage much more closely with the tone of the book".

The film's live action cast includes Serkis' Planet of the Apes co-star, Freida Pinto. That said, considering how new he is to the realm of directing, the fact that Mowgli seems as polished as it does is something to behold.




Christian Bale plays Bagheera the panther, Cate Blanchett is Kaa the snake and Naomie Harris portrays Nisha the wolf. Solid take. "I bit and I scratched and I spent my entire life fighting", the panther Bagheera (Christian Bale) tells the caged boy. The expected Shere Khan appearance is as scary as you would expect, as the tiger limps into the picture with real menace. 19 Oct 2018 release.

Serkis - who created The Imaginarium Studios production company which specialises in motion capture technology - admits morphing the actors likenesses with the animals they play provided a wealth of unique challenges.

Mowgli will be released in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2018.

The creepy and slithering Ka python whose voice is being lent by Cate Blanchett whispers to Mowgli, "I think we both can agree Mowgli that you are something the jungle has never seen before". The movie will also star Rohan Chand as the young Mowgli.

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