This film was originally slated to be released late 2016, but after information was released that Disney would be releasing a live-action remake of its animated film The Jungle Book, the release date was pushed back to 2018.
The original Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is actually an anthology of separate tales, with Mowgli's story being just one of them. This is one of the few adaptations that reflects this, being titled simply Mowgli instead of The Jungle Book.
Andy Serkis said this will be much darker than Disney's 2016 live-action film "The Jungle Book."
There are characters who were only made for this movie: Bhoot, the white wolf cub and Mowgli's best friend, and John Lockwood, the English hunter named after Kipling's father. However, the original book did feature a hunter named Buldeo.
Andy Serkis' second time directing.
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