You’ve probably heard of Disney’s The Jungle Book but have you heard about Andy Serkis’s upcoming take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel? Yep, the British Actor is set to helm yet another movie based on Mowgli’s story! The film is titled Jungle Book Origins, it will blend live-action and CGI and it will use moiton capture.
Andy Serkis says his movie adaptation will be darker and more faithful to Rudyard Kipling’s book. Disney’s latest movie which actually tries to recapture the spirit of the 1967 animation version. So I guess there’s space for two Jungle Book movies within two years.
Check out the cast:
– Rohan Chand as Mowgli
– Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood
– Freida Pinto
Motion capture performances:
– Andy Serkis as Baloo
– Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan
– Christian Bale as Bagheera
– Cate Blanchett as Kaa
– Tom Hollander as Tabaqui
– Peter Mullan as Akela
– Naomie Harris as Nisha
– Eddie Marsan as Vihaan
– Jack Reynor as Brother Wolf
A clapperboard from the set:
And two video interviews with Andy Serkis about the film:
Andy Serkis on making a darker Jungle Book
Andy Serkis describes his version of The Jungle book as a darker tale, closer to Kipling’s original story as a rite of passage for Mowgli.
2015 Jameson Empire Awards – Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis talks about his Jungle Book movie.
The release date of Jungle Book Origins is set to October 6, 2017.