Mowgli stars Rohan Chand as the titular character who is a child literally raised wolves, a bear and a panther who must learn to survive the perilous jungle he now calls home. Mowgli gets a limited theatrical release before hitting Netflix on December 7th, 2018.
Official Description: A human child is raised by a bear and a panther and learns the harsh rules of the jungle to rise up and become accepted by the animals. However, not all animals are friendly to the idea, and the child must come face-to-face with his own past.
This live-action version of “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling comes from Netflix and director Andy Serkis who also plays the lovable bear Baloo. The case is pretty insane too, featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch. From the looks of the trailer, the visuals look decent and, well, we all know the story pretty much so if you like the Jungle Book and any of its many iterations then there’s not much to be against.
Mowgli features a cast that includes …
Rohan Chand as Mowgli
Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood
Freida Pinto as Messua
Christian Bale as Bagheera, the Panther
Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python
Naomie Harris as Nisha the Wolf
Andy Serkis as Baloo, the Bear
Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the Tiger
Peter Mullan as Akela the Wolf
Jack Reynor as Brother Wolf
Eddie Marsan as Vihaan the Wolf
Tom Hollander as Tabaqui the Hyena
I don’t think anyone asked for two live-action Jungle Book films, but here we are. The Disney film, released in 2016, was a huge hit. It may or may not have pushed this film back as they continued to improve the visuals to keep pace with Disney. However, Andy Serkis promises this is a “darker” and “more serious” adaptation.
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