Mowgli trailer - The first look at the new Andy Serkis adaptation

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In addition to the trailer, Warnes Bros. has also released another behind the scenes video in which Andy Serkis explains about the making of the film and its characters.

The first trailer for Mowgli, the gritty adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is finally here. Director Andy Serkis says it is not a fairy tale, and the audience should not expect singing and dancing animals in the film.

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Serkis revealed that Bale's performance as Bagheera added a phenomenal warmth and real love to the character's bond with Mowgli. It is not so much of a child's fairy tale.

Only in this new trailer, we see Mowgli struggle with an internal identity crisis that has him torn between the animals and humans of his own kind. Featuring Rohan Chand in the title role, Mowgli seems to be a darker version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. From the animation series of the past to the more recent "The Jungle Book" movie, the fans are familiar with the light-hearted storyline. However, Serkis' film is filled with talented actors, and the trailer makes the film look like it will truly be a handsome and compelling take on Kipling's classic novel. It's devoid of the comic-tone we see in the 2016 Jungle Book. Serkis plays Baloo, and he is joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Cate Blanchett (Kaa), Christian Bale (Bagheera), Matthew Rhys (John Lockwood);, and Rohan Chand (Mowgli). But for Serkis, he wanted to play Baloo, who he compares to a drill sergeant. Hunted by fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) - "an agent of chaos", according to Serkis - Mowgli is forced to return to the land of man. The 54-year-old star has directed the film which will be set in the 19th century India.

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The trailer of Mowgli will give you goosebumps!

Of course, we'll have to wait to really get the whole picture until October 19 when Mowgli arrives in theaters.

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