Disney have already announced a sequel to Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, which made $966 million worldwide back in 2016. This is not that movie. Back before Disney’s version was released, Warner Brothers started working on a live-action Jungle Book movie of their own with mo-cap maestro Andy Serkis in the director’s chair. This movie is called simply Mowgli and it now faces an uphill battle if it wants to convince audiences that there is room for yet another take on this story. They seem to be marketing it as a “darker” version of the tale but it’s hard to avoid the fact that it still looks quite similar. Fortunately, the movie also has a solid cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto, Eddie Marsan, Jack Reynor and Tom Hollander… but will that really be enough? Mowgli hits theatres on Oct. 19th; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.