The first Mowgli trailer has been released by the Warner Studios group and it brings the much-loved children’s book ‘The Jungle Book’ written by Rudyard Kipling to life, directed by Andy Serkis. The storyline as per the book is about a boy named Mowgli who grows up in the jungles of India during the 19th century. Also Read - The Lion King Box Office Day 1: Rudyard Kipling's Next Roars on Indian Screens
The Warner Brother studio’s version of the book is darker than the Disney movie which was released in 2016 and generated a business of more than $966 million at the box office. Also Read - Golden Globe Awards 2019: Everything You Need to Know About This Star-Studded Event
The trailer opens with bird soaring into the breathtaking jungle with gorgeous views and a caption shortly after that saying, “Witness the darkest telling”, and then a young Mowgli appears to be captured in a cage. Christian Bale who has lent his voice to the iconic character of Bagheera talks to Mowgli in the trailer and says, “When you were a cub, I looked you in the eye and saw no fear.” Also Read - Managed to see tiny-tiny scratches of this incredible country: Christian Bale on India visit
Benedict Cumberbatch, who has lent his voice to the evil character of Shere Khan tells Mowgli, “Oh my my, How you’ve grown?”
The creepy and slithering Ka python whose voice is being lent by Cate Blanchett whispers to Mowgli, “I think we both can agree Mowgli that you are something the jungle has never seen before.”
Here is the trailer:
Here is the behind the scenes with Andy Serkis:
Warner Bros’ Mowgli has been in the works for a while, however, Disney’s 2016 take on the same movie garnered a lot of attention as it starred Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johannson. The CGI work of the beasts that appear in the jungle looks astonishingly real and scary. This dark movie will be close to the classic tale written by Kipling and will surely raise the hairs on the back of your necks.
In the film, Mowgli is being played by Rohan Chand, and the film will be released on 19th October.