• 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Peter Mullan, Tom Hollander
  • UK release: 19 October 2018

Another live-action retelling of Rudyard Kipling's tale, this time directed by Gollum himself, Andy Serkis.

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Andy Serkis teases a darker Baloo the bear in Mowgli

8 Feb 2018

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Andy Serkis teased his version of Baloo the bear is "quite tough". The 53-year-old actor and filmmaker has helmed a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's iconic novel 'The Jungle Book' and will voice the beloved bear in the CGI remake named 'Mowgli'…

Jungle Book Origins renamed Mowgli

20 Dec 2017

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'Jungle Book: Origins' has been retitled 'Mowgli'. The forthcoming film's name has officially been changed to that of the fictional protagonist from Rudyard Kipling's collection of stories. Andy Serkis' hotly-anticipated movie initially featured…

Andy Serkis: My Jungle Book is more savage than Disney

7 Jul 2017

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Andy Serkis has teased his big screen adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' is "much more savage" than Disney's recent re-imagining of the classic story. The 53-year-old star has directed a motion capture interpretation of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 book for…

Jungle Book: Origins pushed back a year

7 Apr 2016

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'Jungle Book: Origins' has been pushed back a year. Warner Bros. has announced Andy Serkis' upcoming live-action fantasy film will now be released in October 2018 after previously being slated to drop in October 2017, but the director is "absolutely…

Jungle Book: Origins pushed back to 2017

12 Dec 2014

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'Jungle Book: Origins' release date has been pushed back to 2017. The film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 novel 'The Jungle Book' was originally scheduled to be released in October 21, 2016 however, it has since been delayed by 12 months…

Christian Bale joins Jungle Book: Origins

21 Aug 2014

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris have joined the cast of 'Jungle Book: Origins'. The 'Dark Knight Rises' star will voice the animated character of panther Bagheera in the upcoming Warner Bros. production, which will see Blanchett…

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Jungle Book: Origins

20 Aug 2014

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Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the role of Shere Khan in 'Jungle Book: Origins'. The 'Sherlock' star is to play the part of the evil tiger in the eagerly-awaited Warner Bros. production. The film is to be directed by Andy Serkis, who starred in…

Andy Serkis: The Jungle Book is darker

28 Mar 2014

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Andy Serkis says his adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' doesn't "shy away from darkness". 'The Hobbit' actor is set to try his hand at directing by helming Warner Bros.' new live action version of the classic Rudyard Kipling children's book and he says…

Andy Serkis to direct The Jungle Book

21 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Andy Serkis will direct a live-action version of 'The Jungle Book'. The 49-year-old actor has his sights set on the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story and is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to bring it to life on the big…

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