“I wanna be like you”
The first trailer for Andy Serkis’ MOWGLI, a big-screen 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, has been released and it looks stunning.
Starring Rohan Chand as Mowgli, the movie’s impressive roster also features Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander and Andy Serkis himself as Baloo.
The movie’s trailer shows the many stages of Mowgli’s life and all of the animals he comes into contact with growing up in the jungle, including his nemesis Shere Khan (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Kaa (Cate Blanchett).
MOWGLI follows the upbringing of the human child 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.
MOWGLI will be released nationwide on October 19th 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures.