Take A Much Darker Look At The Jungle Book With First Trailer For ‘Mowgli’

Are you confused? Thinking to yourself, “Didn’t we already see a live-action Jungle Book movie?” The answer is yes. You did, and it was great. In 2016, Jon Favreau released a live-action remake of The Jungle Book, and it went on to make nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

You’d think that one live-action remake of the same story would be enough, but no…there is one more coming.

Mowgli, directed by Andy Serkis, promises to be a much darker version of the story. It’s rated PG-13 and has a pretty impressive cast, including Benedict, Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.

But even with the cast, and the incredible visuals found in the trailer below, it’s hard to see this even coming close to Disney’s 2016 film. It’s just too late in the game now. I mean, had Disney’s version been terrible, then sure…the door would be wide open for this movie.

The door is pretty closed, though. Everyone is satisfied when it comes to The Jungle Book. We don’t really need more of it right now.

We’re still willing to give this film a chance, we’re just not that excited about it. Mowgli will hit theaters October 19, 2018.