Andy Serkis is known for playing and mastering the art of motion capture – a technique that captures the actor’s movements to use them in virtually any created character. But we’ve never seen him directing a feature film.
The story shows the birth of Mowgli by a pack of wolves in the wild forests of India. Mowgli eventually learns about the dangers of the jungle with his mentors, the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera , who are gradually managing to get the young child to be accepted by the animals that live there.
The film features Rohan Chand as Mowgli, Andy Serkis as Baloo the bear, Christian Bale as Bagheera, Benedict Cumberbatch as the Tiger Shere Khan, Cate Blanchett as the Kaa snake and Naomei Harris as the wolf Nisha.
The film is scheduled to open Oct. 18 in theaters. Watch the trailer below.