CS video: Andy Serkis and Christian Bale on Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
After a limited theatrical release last week for director Andy Serkis’ Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will be available to stream on Netflix starting Friday, December 7th. Recently, ComingSoon.net got a chance to chat with Serkis, as well as stars Rohan Chand and Christian Bale about the film.
A blend of live action and performance capture, 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 (Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is written by Callie Kloves with Serkis directing and co-producing with Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves. Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) also served as an uncredited advisor.