Mowgli director Andy Serkis opens up on why he wanted to make a dark Jungle Book – watch EXCLUSIVE video | Wireler
There was a heat aura within the scheduled filming room on Monday morning. As I made my manner into the studio with a record of questions ready, director Andy Serkis welcomed me with the brightest smile. He certain is aware of how to drive away these Monday blues. The actor-director sat all suited up in entrance of me and took a deep breath in earlier than he unfolded the ideas about his upcoming Netflix film, Mowgli.
The Jungle Book story has been advised a number of occasions by completely different filmmakers over time. The latest one being Jon Favreau’s reside motion film titled The Jungle Book, made below Disney’s banner. While we’ve beloved the comfortable and enjoyable story of the film, Andy is ready to change our perspective of the film with the darker model.
When I requested him why he determined it was time the world noticed the dark facet of this in any other case chirpy youngsters’s story, he elaborated on how there’s extra to Jungle Book that what meets the attention. He explains that the characters are extra advanced and there are extra layers in Kipling’s writing. And it was that which comes out in Mowgli.
“Our version of the story is very much about a boy is discovering, that he is not what he believed to be, himself to be. The journey is of a journey of self-discovery. It is his psychological journey. It is closer to the tone of the book,” he detailed. The filmmaker, who additionally performs Baloo within the film, added that it’s an emotional story. Check out the complete interview under:
Mowgli is all set to launch on Netflix on December 7. The film stars Rohan Chand as Mowgli, Christian Bale as Bagheera, Serkis as Baloo, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan and Cate Blanchett as Kaa.