The new Mowgli trailer features a dark side to the all famous Jungle book story and has a much different approach than fans would be able to tell.
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The opening of the trailer starts by showing Mowgli caged inside and trying to free himself. His appearance is dark and untamed, unlike the original cartoon character in the Jungle book.
The cover released depicts the new Mowgli as “outcast, survivor and legend”.
The upcoming movie has a famous cast. The role of Baloo will be played by Andy Serkis, who is also one of the producers and the director of the movie. Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett will be featured as Bagheera and Kaa, while Benedict Cumberbatch will play the role of Shere Khan.
Serkis said, “We wanted to engage much closely with the Jungle book. Its not so much of a child’s fairy tale. This has a reality to it. There is real consequence. This is definitely drawn from Kippling and has a much darker approach to story telling.”
— Mowgli Movie (@MowgliMovie) May 21, 2018
While speaking about the cast, the director praised Bale for playing the role beautifully. There exists a phenomenal love and warmth between Bagheera and Mowgli.
Shere Khan is being portrayed as a damaged character.
Speaking about Kaa, he said, “Kaa is the soul of the jungle, the one which can see things are changing.”
Serkins also mentioned Baloo saying that he is completely different from what people who read Kipling’s book would expect. He plays the role of a drill sergeant who really pushes Mowgli to his limits.
Commenting further, he revealed that people would find the movie very surprising, as they have pre-conceptions about the characters. However, the movie would ‘shatter’ these.
The new trailer has seen good response from the audience on Twitter.
Looks better than the Disney version.
— Gustave Doré (@WarWithSuperman) May 21, 2018
About time to have a true adaptation.
— Roger Buchana (@Butters360) May 21, 2018
This is going to be amazing! Bens voice will do well for this. I heard it and I went ooooooh this is gonna be hella good!!
— Stella Link (@stellaoriellink) May 21, 2018
Looks good! Glad it will more in tune with the tone of original book.
— Cisco E (@Ciscooo007) May 21, 2018
Mowgli will be released in October 2018. Watch the trailer below.