Andy Serkis, king of the performance capture kingdom, goes up against Disney’s The Jungle Book with his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Serkis directs the new film with the voices of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Naomie Harris, Peter Muilan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander and Matthew Rhys.
Those attending the special screening of the film at the Curzon Mayfair in London this evening along with Serkis were the boy wonder himself Rohan Chand, Eddie Marsan, Naomie Harris, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, composer Nitin Sawhney and producer Jonathan Cavendish. We spoke to them about their new take on Kipling’s much loved tale.
The film arrives on Netflix on the 7th of December, 2018. Scott Davis and David Sztypuljak were on the red carpet and conducted these interviews.
Mowgli Legend of the Jungle Red Carpet Interviews
A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli 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 and a black panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except for one; the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.