Published: Wed, May 23, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

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

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

Mowgli is set for release in October of this year and will most certainly introduce us to a side of the characters that we never knew.

"Witness the darkest telling of the beloved masterpiece", Warner Bros notes at the start of the first full trailer for Mowgli (fka Jungle Book: Origins).

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 risky narrative of Rudyard Kipling's work.

But with the 2016 release of Disney's Jon Favreau-helmed live-action version of The Jungle Book and now Andy Serkis' live-action take called Mowgli, one of our favorite childhood cartoons has been getting a serious makeover lately. Only a few years ago we had seen another film titled The Jungle Book, so you'd think that Mowgli would have a similar story.

Besides Rohan, the gritty live-action film features voices of Serkis as Baloo, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Christian Bale as Bagheera and Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood. The film's cast also includes Freida Pinto. He said, "It's not so much a child's fairytale".

From the trailer, it seems like Mowgli will be similar, yet different in many ways. "But you have become a man now, Mowgli", Peter Mullan's Akela, the leader of the wolf pack, tells Mowgli. Make sure to catch the latest adaptation of The Jungle Book when it finally debuts, and while you're at it, head over to Cinemablend's movie premiere guide to see what other films 2018 has in store!

Interactions between him and black panther Bagheera (Bale) and tiger Shere Khan (Cumberbatch) are featured in the clip.

Serkis is portraying Baloo in this version, adding to his extensive resume for CGI characters after playing Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" films and Caesar in the recent "Planet of the Apes" trilogy.

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