Netflix Debuts Trailer For ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’

Author |Nov 08, 2018

The streaming giant snapped up the rights to the Andy Serkis film earlier this year.

The streaming giant Netflix gained the rights to make an adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic story The Jungle Book. The 124-year-old story has been adapted for nine movie remakes so far. Netflix has debuted a release date and a new trailer for their next project.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, helmed by Andy Serkis, follows a young boy who is raised by jungle animals in India. The warm-hearted boy befriends with all animals, however, when he grows up, he realizes that he doesn't really belong to them but with humans.

This live-action retelling features a few big names including Christian Bale as Bagheera (panther), Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan (tiger), Cate Blanchett as Kaa (snake), Freida Pinto as Messua (a village women), Peter Mullan as Akela (alpha wolf),  Naomie Harris as Raksha (wolf mother) and Tom Hollander as Tabaqui (hyena). Meanwhile, the American’ Matthew Rhys, lends both his voice and body as hunter John Lockwood. In addition, Rohan Chand stars as the title character.

Despite distributed by Netflix, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will receive a limited theatrical release before hitting the streaming service.

The 2016's film adaptation from Disney earned $360 million domestically and $966 billion dollars overseas.

This next live-action remake will hit the theaters on November 29 before streaming on Netflix on December 7th.


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