The first trailer for Warner Bros’ live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – Mowgli is finally here and IT. IS. SO. DARK.
In 2016, Disney reboot The Jungle Book in a colorful, chirpy and hilarious live-action CG fest which turned into a massive box office success. But there’s a new adaption for adults on its way – Mowgli, and it looks really, really, dark. As pointed out by a user on Youtube, “if The Jungle Book was Iron Man, Mowgli is The Dark Knight.”
Mowgli is directed by Andy Serkis, the man who’s responsible for movies like Black Panther, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Age of Ultron. The movie looks at a much darker side to the story of a kid (played by Rohan Chand) who was raised by Wolves in the jungles of India. It explores him torn apart by human society and the animals who raised him.
Watch the first official trailer here:
I don’t even need any second trailer, I’m already sold. Mowgli is going to be one hell of an emotional cinematic experience.
Although, Warner Bros had also finished its production for Mowgli in 2016, but they decided to put brake on it because of Disney’s The Jungle Book release. But Warner Bros is finally releasing it on October 19th this year.
It’s going to be interesting how this movie performs here given the fact it MIGHT get Adult certification. The Jungle Book was the second highest grossing Hollywood movie in India. Can Mowgli repeat its success? what do you think? let us know in the comments.