We've just gotten our first trailer for Mowgli, the newest (and, by the looks of it, darkest) movie adaptation of The Jungle Book yet.
The story, per usual, follows Mowgli (Rohan Chand), a human child raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. But this time, director Andy Serkis has blended live action and performance capture to bring the jungle and its creatures to life.
Through his journey, Mowgli gains acceptance from other jungle animals thanks to his tutors Baloo the bear (Andy Serkis) and Bagheera the panther (Christian Bale).
But he has to avoid the wrath of the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch).
And outsmart the slippery snake Kaa (Cate Blanchett).
He must also come to terms with his own identity and what it means to be both a human and a child of the jungle.
Basically, this isn't the warm and fuzzy Disney version we all know and love. This looks intense and dark and I'm here for it.
Mowgli opens in theaters October 19.
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