Ahead of the film’s Dec. 7 global launch, Netflix has released the new trailer for “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,” and you can watch it right now above.
Directed by Andy Serkis, the combination live-action/CGI retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” will get a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London on Nov. 29 with a wider release in the U.S. and UK to follow. Originally set for release in 2016 by Warner Bros. with the title “Jungle Book: Origins,” Netflix picked up global rights in July.
At CinemaCon in April, Serkis promised a darker, bloodier tale that will delve deeper into the conflict of man vs. nature that lies at the heart of the famous tale.
“Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” stars Rohan Chand in the title role, with Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, and Serkis as Baloo. Matthew Rhys and Freida Pinto also star.
Callie Kloves wrote the screenplay based on Kipling’s story. Producers on the project include Jonathan Cavendish, Steve Kloves and Serkis.
Earlier this year, Netflix took over the third film of the “Cloverfield” franchise from Paramount, which turned out to be “God Particle.” The streaming service also acquired the worldwide rights to New Line Cinema’s “Shaft,” as well as the foreign rights to Natalie Portman’s “Annihilation.”