Netflix Just Dropped The Trailer For Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle

Streaming site Netflix just shared the official trailer for Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, along with a release date.

The film is set to take a much darker twist on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book about a boy raised in the depths of the jungle 'torn between two worlds'.

"I've never seen a man cub before," a wild wolf starts in the trailer. "It's so small."

The film trailer then fast forwards to Mowgli's childhood, where he asks: "Bagheera, why am I different?" to which the black panther purrs: "You are special, little brother."

Viewers are then introduced to a whole host of talking jungle animals as they raise the boy, teaching him the tricks of survival - although it's not quite as lighthearted as the Disney flicks that come before it.

He then heads into a village of people, saying: "All I ever wanted is to be normal," prompting him to choose between the animal kingdom or mankind.

Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle will drop onto the subscription streaming service on 7th December.

And if you don't have a Netflix account, it was also announced that the film will be shown in a limited number of cinemas for a short time only.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: 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," reads Netflix's description.

"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."

The adventure fantasy film adaptation has been directed by Andy Serkis, and will star Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris.

Newcomer Rohan Chand takes on the role of Mowgli.

"I wanted to make an emotional version of this story, which has already been told many times," Andy said as the new trailer was released.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"I wanted to explore being an outsider. Being dislodged, being other. It is a hugely contemporary idea that could do with exploration."

Netflix managed to bag the film from Warner Bros. in July this year, who had originally been planning to release it in October.

Reports suggest that the acquisition is one of Netflix's most costliest purchases ever.

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