Netflix has debuted a new trailer for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, director Andy Serkis' live-action retelling of The Jungle Book, and announced dates for its theatrical and streaming release.
The adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic was long in development at Warner Bros., at virtually the same time as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book was in the works at Disney. However, Warner Bros. blinked in late 2014, when it delayed the release of Mogwli -- then called Jungle Book: Origins -- from 2016 to 2017. But, of course, that date came and went, with the studio releasing a trailer earlier this year trumpeting a planned Oct. 19, before ultimately selling the film to Netflix.
Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling's beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris lead an all-star cast along with newcomer Rohan Chand in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving adventure.
Mowgli will receive limited theatrical release on Nov. 29 before arriving Dec. 7 on the streaming service. An expanded theatrical release is expected to follow in the United States and United Kingdom.
Directed by Andy Serkis, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle stars Rohan Chand as the title character, with Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Raksha, Freida Pinto as Messua and Andy Serkis as Baloo.