New take on The Jungle Book: Sneak peek of film revealed

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2018

Mowgli is moving forward to the big screen.

Andy Serkis's upcoming film Mowgli will get a limited release on November 29 ahead of its global launch on Netflix on December 7, the streaming platform said in a press release.

Mowgli will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theatres in the U.S. and UK.

Previous adaptations include Disney's 1967 animation and Jon Favreau's live action film The Jungle Book (2016). As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. "Man is taking more of it". This time around, Mowgli is caught between two worlds, and knows that he must ultimately embrace his destiny and transform into the "legend" he was born to be.

Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.

To top it off, Mowgli is left to pick sides as humans try to take over the jungle. Obviously, with the release of The Jungle Book from Disney, the Warner Bros. -backed Jungle Book Origins (as it was called back then) was derailed, and for a while, it looked as though this movie would wallow in postproduction hell. The creative recently relayed to Variety his intentions for the film: "I wanted to explore being an outsider. Being dislodged, being other", Serkis told Variety.

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