The Jungle Book is both a classic book and a beloved animated film, but a new movie attempts to bring a little bit more darkness from the story to the screen.
The first trailer for Mowgli, a live-action adaptation of the Jungle Book, just released. The trailer definitely shows a darker story than the more well-known fun, animated version we probably all saw as children. Take a look:
Now, some of you may be confused and say, “Wait a second, wasn’t there already a live-action Jungle Book movie?” And you would be correct. Disney also made a live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, which released in 2016. Both movies began production around the same time, and Disney simply made it to theaters first.
This new movie was directed by Andy Serkis, who is best known as the actor who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies and Caesar in the new Planet of the Apes movies. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch all lend their voices to the new movie as well.
Considering Disney’s Jungle Book movie made nearly a billion dollars, we’re guessing there will be at least some interesting in seeing a new version of this classic tale.