Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Buys Worldwide Rights to Warner's 'Mowgli'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Buys Worldwide Rights to Warner's 'Mowgli'

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The Andy Serkis CG/live action film will launch on the streaming service in 2019.

Mowgli

In what is thought to be its biggest ever acquisition of a finished film, Netflix has bought worldwide rights to Andy Serkis’ feature Mowgli from Warner Bros.

The CG/live action take on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book stories had been set by Warner for a theatrical release on October 19 but is now expected to get a streaming launch on Netflix sometime next year. It is understood that the streaming giant is also planning some kind of theatrical release for the film, which employs 3D effects, in 2019. …

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