Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and one sheet poster for Andy Serkis‘ forthcoming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, Mowgli, out in cinemas nationwide on 19 October 2018.
Blending motion capture and live action, the film stars Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, and Freida Pinto, with motion capture performances from Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander, Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Jack Reynor and Cate Blanchett.
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Chand), raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.
As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Cumberbatch).
But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation of an Imaginarium Production, MOWGLI is produced by Steve Kloves, Jonathan Cavendish, and David Barron, with Nikki Penny serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Kloves’ daughter, Callie Kloves.
The creative team includes: Michael Seresin (director of photography), Gary Freeman (production designer) and Mark Sanger, Alex Marquez and Jeremiah O’Driscoll (editors). The score is composed by Nitin Sawhney.