‘Mowgli’ Trailer Teases a Darker, More Faithful Adaptation of The Jungle Book

Disney may have adapted The Jungle Book in live-action back in 2016, but they weren’t the only company working on their own version of the movie – motion-capture legend Andy Serkis has directed a new take of the story for Warner Bros., one which promises to be a darker version of the story that’s closer to the book’s roots than either version of the Disney musical.


Before we get to the trailer, here’s a look at the movie’s official poster:




Child actor Rohan Chand portrays the title character, supported by an ensemble cast made up of Christian Bale as Bagheera, Andy Serkis as Baloo, Peter Mullan as Akela, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Tom Hollander as Tabaqui, Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood, Freida Pinto as Messua, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan. The trailer can be seen below:




In addition to this stunning trailer, Andy Serkis has released a behind-the-scenes video showing how he brought the world of the jungle to life:




While it’s inevitable that there are some similarities to the Disney movie, the incredible talent behind this movie and the stunning visuals it has produced more than justify its existence. Here’s hoping that Mowgli reaches or even exceeded the heights of the groundbreaking film that Disney made.