Andy Serkis Tapped to Direct Warner Bros' THE JUNGLE BOOK
The Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings actor best known for his superb motion capture work is set to make his directorial debut in the Warner Bros produced retelling of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Read on for more.
Andy Serkis,who is best known for his brilliant motion capture performances as Gollum from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Caeser from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has been asked to direct The Jungle Book for Warner Bros. Warner Bros is currently in a race with Disney, who has its own Jungle Book in pre-produciton with Jon Favreau directing and Idris Elba cast as the voice of Shere Khan. Though this will be Serkis' first time directing a feature length film, he is no stranger to directorial responsibilities as he has directed second-unit footage for The Hobbit trilogy and is responsible for Desolation of Smaug's amazing barrel chase scene. Warner Bros. originally was in talks with Ron Howard to helm the film, though Serkis certainly makes an interesting alternative for the director's chair.
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