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Nobody is ready for this dark depiction of Rudyard Kipling‘s classic, directed by Andy Serkis

According to NME, the characters including Serkis himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, and Christian Bale. Talk about a loaded cast!

Showing Mowgli and Bagheera in captivity, you hear the panther tell him that he thought he could raise him in the jungle, but that he was very wrong. He still will be running from Shere Khan, as well as Kaa, but the real enemy is the dangers of man, and the fact that Mowgli is a special being, not human, nor anmial.

MOWGLI - Official 1st Trailer

Watch the new trailer for #Mowgli starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Freida Pinto. Only in theaters October 19. -- Motion capture and live action are blended for "Mowgli," a new, big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. The film features an impressive roster of stars under the direction of Andy Serkis.

 

Andy Serkis talks about wanting to stick to the tone of the book, and is a very dark depiction, not to mention the fact that the animals are not singing and dancing in this version.  Serkis notes in the video below that after working on Gollum for ‘Lord of the Rings’ and Caesar in ‘Planet of the Apes,’ this was his next desire, was to work on an adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ 

MOWGLI: Behind the Scenes with Andy Serkis

From the creator of Gollum and Caesar comes a new telling of the story of MOWGLI. See Andy Serkis and an incredible cast bring the jungle to new life. #Mowgli, only in Theaters October 19. -- Motion capture and live action are blended for "Mowgli," a new, big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book.

 

Mowgli will be released on October 19.