Dark first trailer for Andy Serkis' Jungle Book origin story Mowgli unveiled
A first trailer for Mowgli, The Jungle Book, which has been directed by Andy Serkis, has been unveiled. Click below to watch it:
In Serkis's new adaptation, Christian Bale voices the role of Bagheera the panther, with Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python. Peter Mullan voices the part of Akela, leader of the wolfpack, with Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan voicing other wolves in the pack.
Tom Hollander is also in the cast, voicing the role of Tabaqui the jackal, while Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the film's villain, the tiger Shere Khan. Newcomer Rohan Chand stars as the film's titular character.
The film follows Chand as he is raised by a pack of wolves in the jungle under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera. As time passes, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except by one; the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. It is a confrontation that will be the making of the young man and force him to confront his human origins.
Serkis directs, with the movie's lavish visual effects supplied by his studio The Imaginarium. The film was originally due for release in late 2016, but delays in post-production have resulted in a new release date.
Mowgli will be released in cinemas on October 19th this year.