Director of 'Mowgli' says it's not another Disney remake

Andy Serkis responds to misconceptions

Director of 'Mowgli' says it's not another Disney remake
Stars Insider

22/05/18 | StarsInsider


A new adaptation of the 1967 classic, 'The Jungle Book,' is coming to theaters this fall. Titled 'Mowgli,' this fresh look at the old tale will follow a young boy finding his identity deep in the jungle. If you are thinking that this will be just another Disney remake, director Andy Serkis is here to set the record straight.

“I think if you were to put this next to the Disney one, you wouldn’t even think that they’re the same story. They operate in completely different spheres," Serkis said in an interview with Bustle. “You’re seeing [Mowgli] not only come to grips with the fact that he is this orphaned child brought up by the wolves and believes himself to be a wolf, but at a certain, sort of tender point in his adolescence, he realizes that he is other, and that he has been forced, for his own safety, to live in the world of man," Serkis explains. "We really haven’t seen that side of the movie or that side of the story or the books where he has to engage in the laws and customs, ways and beings of mankind.”

'Mowgli' is coming to theaters on October 19, 2018. Check out the first official trailer for the film here.


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