Streaming giant Netflix has released the Hindi trailer for much-awaited Rudyard Kipling adaptation Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle. The upcoming film will feature actors like Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Abhishek Bachchan who will voice The Jungle Book characters Baloo, Nisha, Kaa, Shere Khan and Bagheera, respectively.
Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle, an Andy Serkis directorial, is a darker take on Kipling’s classic novel as opposed to the Disney’s The Jungle Book that released in 2016. Produced by Warner Bros and Serkis’ The Imaginarium, the movie was supposed to be distributed by Warner Bros, but the studio sold the worldwide distribution rights to Netflix. Netflix rechristened the movie from Mowgli to Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle.
The Jungle Book is about an Indian child who grows up among wolves in the jungles of central India. Named Mowgli, he befriends a black panther named Bagheera, a sloth bear called Baloo and others. Andy Serkis, the motion-capture actor extraordinaire, is expected to bring some of his CG magic to the film.
Mowgli’s synopsis reads, “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 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.”
Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle premieres December 7 in Hindi.