Mumbai: Netflix has unveiled the new official trailer for the next Jungle Book movie titled Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
A Netflix Original film directed by actor Andy Serkis, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” is yet another star-studded vision of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and Shere Khan, using voice and motion-capture performances to bring the jungle to life.
Legend of the Jungle stars young newcomer Rohan Chand as Mowgli, with a big ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, and Tom Hollander.
In the newly released trailer, Mowgli is seen returning to his tribe of men, but as he discovers the dark side of his kind, he must act to protect his adoptive family, even his most feared enemies.
The movie directed by Andy Serkis which was originally supposed to drop in 2019 will now be available on Netflix from December 7. Mowgli features hybrid motion capture CGI with live-action, a bit like the other Jungle Book from Disney.
Originally developed by Warner Bros and Serkis’ Imaginarium for Netflix, “Mowgli” comes two years after Jon Favreau’s 2016 film for Disney, a live-action retelling of the beloved animated version from 1967.