Andy Sarkis is behind the new take on the Jungle Book.
Sarkis spoke about moving the movie to streaming. “We found ourselves in this race with Disney and there was a [time] when we were neck and neck, in who would come first,” Serkis told Deadline. “Both studios wanted to be first.” By bringing Mowgli to Netflix, rather than aiming for a traditional theatrical release, “we avoid comparisons to the other movie and it’s a relief not to have the pressure.”
Check out the official synopsis.
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, 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. All but 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.
The film features an all-star voice cast with Christian Bale as Bagheera, Benedict Cumberbatch as the villainous tiger Shere Khan, and Cate Blanchett as the snake Kaa.
Mowgli will arrive in limited theaters on Nov. 29 ahead of its Dec. 7 Netflix streaming release.