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The Trailer For The New ‘Jungle Book’ Film Has Dropped And It’s Incredible

The Trailer For The New ‘Jungle Book’ Film Has Dropped And It’s Incredible

While we already got a live-action film two years ago, this new film hopes to put a very dark twist on the story

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Even though we got a modern-day Jungle Book movie two years ago, the story literally can't be told enough.

The 2016 film was considered by many to be a huge improvement on the 1967 animation as it was live-action and seemed as real as it could get. But now we're being treated to a much darker look at the boy who lived in the jungle.

Mowgli looks gritty, intense and fucking scary at points and while it still follows the same story arc as its predecessors, there's a new element being added in.

The trailer reveals that the boy appears to have been captured by humans in the jungles of India and they hold him inside a cage.

This is an interesting twist to The Jungle Book franchise as there's virtually no humans in the previous movies.

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The official synopsis says: "The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.

"As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except by one; the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch).

"But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins."

Plenty of people on social media are pointing out the idea that we literally just had a Jungle Book movie and it's a bit pointless, but others reckon this will finally be the truest version of the original story.

The book, written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894, was a hell of a lot darker than the cute cartoon Disney film that all of us grew up with.

There was plenty of violence and stuff that kids just aren't meant to see.

It'll be interesting to see whether Andy Serkis' version will include tunes like 'The Bare Necessities' and 'I Wanna Be Like You'.

The cast for the film is also outrageously impressive and includes Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Andy Serkis as Baloo and Peter Mullan as Akela.

The film will be released on 19 October this year and honestly, we're bloody excited.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Warner Bros