Netflix gets the worldwide rights to Andy Serkis’ Mowgli movie

In the latest big acquisition move by Netflix, the streaming platform has acquired the worldwide rights to Mowgli, Warner Bros.’ completed live-action movie about the young hero of the Jungle Book stories. Motion-capture star Andy Serkis (Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings) directed the film, which is distinct from the 2016 live-action Disney Jungle Book remake. The film was slated for a theatrical release in October 2018 before Warner Bros. sold it to Netflix. – Laura Hudson, The Verge