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Here's The First Trailer For "Mowgli," The Dark AF New Version Of "The Jungle Book"

I'm here for this adaptation.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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But he has to avoid the wrath of the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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And outsmart the slippery snake Kaa (Cate Blanchett).

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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.

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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.

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Mowgli opens in theaters October 19.

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