First Trailer for Mowgli Now Online
The trailer for Mowgli debuts online!
Watch The Trailer Here!
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. The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, 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 and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters are: Oscar winner Christian Bale as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar nominee Naomie Harris as Nisha, the female wolf, who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; and Andy Serkis as the wise bear, Baloo. On the human side, Matthew Rhys is Lockwood; Freida Pinto is Messua; and young actor Rohan Chand will play Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves. Rounding out the cast are Peter Mullan as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Jack Reynor as Mowgli’s brother Wolf; Eddie Marsan, as Nisha’s mate, Vihaan; and Tom Hollander as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui. “Mowgli” is produced by Steve Kloves, Jonathan Cavendish, and David Barron, with Nikki Penny serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Kloves’ daughter, Callie Kloves. Serkis’s creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Michael Seresin, production designer Gary Freeman and editors Mark Sanger, Alex Marquez and Jeremiah O’Driscoll. The music is composed by Nitin Sawhney. The film arrives in theaters on October 19.