ডিজনি adaptations of classic stories are hardly faithful, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But it is troubling when the company defines a story so much to the point that we forget the true spirit of it. In particular, The Jungle Book দ্বারা Ruyard Kipling is such a case.
Disney's 1967 animated classic is mostly remembered fondly, and I myself own it on Platinum Edition. While it is a shame that it couldn't be closer to the original story due to ডিজনি himself finding it too dark for children, it's still a lighthearted, pleasant adventure with fun songs. In 2016, ডিজনি released a live action remake of the animated film that takes a bit আরো from the original book. I enjoyed that one to an extent. However, it is still chained to the ডিজনি label, with the unneeded addition of the songs and not going that dark. There were moments of action, peril, and mature themes, but like other PG-rated films, it couldn't go too far.
This বছর in October will come yet another Jungle Book film titled Mowgli. It's not from Disney, but from the motion-capture expert Andy Serkis. The film apparently has been প্রদত্ত a PG-13 rating for intense bloody violence and thematic elements.
And I couldn't be আরো excited.
With Serkis as Baloo, Cate Blanchette as Kaa, Christian Bale as Bagheera, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, I am stoked to see this. I see it being a visually impressive, gritty, mature, and thought-provoking take on Kipling's story. I still like the ডিজনি films, but it's time for different take. So keep on the lookout for the trailer. It is ব্যক্ত to be dropping soon.