Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Trailer

Andy Serkis’ More Ruthless Retelling

Netflix has released the new official trailer for the next Jungle Book movie, now retitled Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Directed by actor Andy Serkis, this adventurous CGI-meets-live-action retelling of the beloved animated version from 1967 comes two years after Jon Favreau’s 2016 film for Disney.

Actually, filming began in March 2015 and Warner Bros. sold it off to Netflix when realized it may be difficult to attain the same level of attention for Serkis’ take on the same story. The screenplay for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is written by Callie Kloves and is reportedly a more ruthless retelling of the Disney classic.

The film stars young newcomer Rohan Chand as Mowgli and also features Christian Bale as the panther Bagheera, Benedict Cumberbatch as the tiger Shere Khan, Serkis as Baloo the fun-loving bear, Naomie Harris as Mowgli’s wolf mother Nisha, and Cate Blanchett as Kaa the hypnotic python.

Check out the trailer and the official synopsis below:

Andy Serkis’ More Ruthless Retelling

The new take on the Rudyard Kipling classic will be released in limited theaters on November 29, before making its Netflix debut on December 7 and expanding to further theaters after that.

Andy Serkis’ More Ruthless Retelling

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris lead an all-star cast along with newcomer Rohan Chand in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving adventure.