Having its first look revealed at last month’s Cinemacon, it was only a matter of time before the Andy Serkis directed Mowgli trailer made an appearance.

During Cinemacon, Serkis gave a brief explanation of his version of the childhood favourite and how it differs from Jon Favreau’s 2016 Jungle Book.

People are so used to the 1968 [Disney animated version],” said Serkis, “This is trying to delve into Kipling’s book and the journey for Mowgli as an outsider, as another, trying to find his identity.”

Part of that journey is how the boy is mentored as he goes from an orphaned child to a leader in the jungle“.

Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling about a boy who grew up in the wild. The film stars Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, and Freida Pinto, with motion capture performances from Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander, Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Jack Reynor and Cate Blanchett.

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The film is scheduled to be released on 19 October 2018. Here’s the new trailer…

Mowgli Synopsis

Human child Mowgli is raised by a wolf pack 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 panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan doesn’t take a liking to him. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.