Warner Bros. has their own take on The Jungle Book with Mowgli. Check out the first trailer…

News David Crow

May 21, 2018

What was once known as Jungle Book: Origins is now simply known as Mowgli. And while Jon Favreau’s 2015 Disney adaptation made a splash, Warner Bros. has brought plenty of star power of its own to the table, including Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, as well as Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, and Peter Mulan in the live-action and CGI amalgamation, which is directed by Andy Serkis. Yes, that Andy Serkis.

The first trailer has arrived…

Here’s the official synopsis: 

Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. The other story’s central animal characters are: Kaa, the snake (Cate Blanchett); the leader of the wolf pack, Akela (Peter Mullan); the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui (Tom Hollander); Nisha, the female wolf (Naomie Harris), who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Nisha’s mate, Vihaan (Eddie Marsan); and Mowgli’s Brother Wolf (Jack Reynor).

There’s a cool behind-the-scenes featurette, too!

And here’s the poster…

Mowgli Release Date

Mowgli is scheduled for release on October 19, 2018.