Andy serkis felt hed earned the right to direct jungle book. Serkis is stepping into shoes initially filled by alejandro gonzalez inarritu babel, who fell off the project due to scheduling conflicts. The man behind characters like gollum, king kong, and caesar discusses his new jungle book movie, and planet of the apes video game. As he learns the oftenharsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named baloo andy serkis and a panther named bagheera christian bale. Andy serkis explains how his retelling of the jungle book swerved a clash with disneys 2016 film. Andy serkis says the jungle book will be unexpected. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as mowgli comes face to face with. Dec 21, 2017 andy serkis dark take on rudyard kiplings classic the jungle book has a new name mowgli. Andy serkis s jungle book gets a title change and a synopsis. Watch the first trailer for andy serkis scarier jungle. According to the hollywood reporter, andy serkis is set to take the directors chair for a new live action version of rudyard kiplings jungle book that warner bros. A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named shere khan, as well as his own origins.
In october 2017, andy serkis revealed the working title of the film to be mowgli. Andy serkis jungle book adaptation is undergoing a bit of an overhaul, being renamed mowgli and getting a new synopsis. Andy serkis jungle book given new title screen rant. Netflix acquires andy serkis take on the jungle book. Serkis and warner bros get out from under the inevitable stigma that would have haunted a full scale theatrical release of a film that would inevitably be compared to disneys the jungle book. Jul 20, 2017 andy serkis has teased his big screen adaptation of the jungle book is much more savage than disneys recent reimagining of the classic story the 53yearold star has directed a motion. Mowgli behind the scenes and broll 2018 benedict cumberbatch movie.
Based on rudyard kiplings the jungle book, the film is a retelling of the famous story with mowgli at the center. How andy serkis feels about his jungle book getting delayed. Actorfilmmaker andy serkis has teased his big screen adaptation of the jungle book is much more savage than disneys recent reimagining of the classic story. Andy serkis jungle book adaptation going by the title mowgli. Dec 19, 2017 andy serkis jungle book adaptation is undergoing a bit of an overhaul, being renamed mowgli and getting a new synopsis. Whats more interesting is the first look at rohan chand as mowgli from the jungles of india. Mowgli official trailer 2018 hd andy serkis adaptation of the jungle book starring rohan chand, matthew rhys and freida pinto, with motion capture perform. Warner bros has changed the title of the liveaction movie, which was earlier named jungle book. Voicing the star wars villain supreme leader snoke. Andy serkis jungle book has a new name and an official synopsis. Andy serkis to direct jungle book movie film the guardian. Serkis pulls a double shift as the director and baloo, the wise bear who schools mowgli on the rules of the jungle.
Jungle book update from breathe director andy serkis in. The forthcoming liveaction adaptation was originally called jungle book. Dec 22, 2017 andy serkis jungle book movie, now called mowgli, is still totally happening you guys. Director andy serkis says his upcoming the jungle book movie is darker than disneys recent liveaction take and closer in tone to kiplings novel. Andy serkiss grownup jungle book film mowgli snapped up. Andy serkis version of the jungle book has had a name change, and will be released as mowgli. Andy serkis didnt know disney was making a new jungle book when he began mowgli interview posted on thursday, december 6th, 2018 by fred topel when disneys liveaction jungle book came out.
Mowgli at cinemacon in las vegas with two and a half minutes of material that revealed a dark, gritty liveactioncg retelling of rudyard kiplings the jungle book and a distinctly different look and feel from disneys 2016 adaptation of the classic story. Apr 06, 2016 never let it be said that andy serkis undersells. Forget everything you know and love about disneys version of the jungle book, because andy serkis take on the classic tale is coming and its got a new name far from just being called the. Benedict cumberbatch will get deadly in andy serkis jungle book. Legend of the jungle differs from jungle book and why we need both. Serkis jungle book was announced before disneys jungle book. May 21, 2018 the new production stills indicate that the movie has much grittier and darker vibe as promised by director andy serkis. The first trailer for andy serkis longawaited liveaction adaptation of rudyard kiplings the jungle book, mowgli, is here the trailer, seen above, paints a darker version of the jungle. We have already seen a few adaptations of the famous story but serkis believes that any great piece of literature bears reinterpretation. Andy serkis jungle book retelling mowgli gets a dark and gritty first trailer.
News today has rolled in via variety that the studio has. Jun 20, 2017 andy serkis promises his jungle book movie mowgli will have trailer release very soon andy serkis felt loss of characters. Andy serkis explains why pushing back his dark jungle book two years worked out for the best big screens will show a 3d take on mowgli. Origins yikes, serkis has reportedly decided to simplify things a little and rename his film mowgli, after the main character. Published on dec 2, 2014 andy serkis talks about how hes developing quadruped animals in the 2016 jungle book. Oct 23, 2017 way back in 2014 it was announced that andy serkis had signed on to direct an adaptation of rudyard kiplings the jungle book for warner bros. Andy serkis jungle book origins release date pushed back to 2017. In todays film news roundup, andy serkis jungle book movie has been retitled mowgli, the art directors guild honors a pair of disney animators and 30 project involve par.
Andy serkiss grownup jungle book film mowgli snapped up by. Andy serkis says his performance captureheavy jungle book. In december, the official title was changed to mowgli. Andy serkis unveils first look at darker jungle book. Andy serkis is set to make his feature film directorial debut on the film jungle book. Andy serkis jungle book is now called mowgli take a.
Andy serkis tells us that the new jungle book movie wont be what you expect. Sep 14, 2017 andy serkis, in toronto for directorial debut breathe, shares an update on his jungle book, with christian bale, cate blanchett, benedict cumberbatch. Serkis will step into a role initially filled by alejandro gonzalez inarritu babel, who departed the project because of scheduling conflicts. Jon favreau is directing a competing adaptation of the jungle book at disney. Dec 20, 2017 the jungle book is without a doubt one of the best known stories on the planet, but for many, especially in the western world, its something thats renowned because of its place in disney. Andy serkis reveals working title of jungle book movie. Origins, in an effort to differentiate from the 2016 the jungle book, and will now go under the new title. Serkis plays baloo in his longgestating, darker take.
Andy serkis jungle book movie mowgli acquired by netflix. Aug 19, 2014 benedict cumberbatch will get deadly in andy serkis jungle book. Andy serkis has major differences in his jungle book movie. The film is one of two remakes of the disney classic based on. Andy serkis, the actor best known for playing the cgcreated character gollum in the lord of the rings movies, has come on board to direct warner bros. Notably, the jungle book wont mark the first time andy serkis and benedict cumberbatch have worked together. The film, by warner bros, is a live action feature, however it is unclear whether serkis will feature.
He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computergenerated characters as gollum in the lord of the rings film trilogy. Dec 20, 2017 not to be outdone by disney and jon favreaus motioncaptured jungle book from last year, andy serkis has been hard at work on his own version. Accompanying the name change, is a promise that the liveaction adaptation will bring. Legend of the jungle is a much more accurate adaptation of rudyard kiplings the jungle book than disneys.
The movie has clearly distanced itself from disneys adaptation, the jungle book directed by jon favreau. Mowgli behind the scenes with andy serkis featurette. Mowglis andy serkis explains why the time is right for a. Serkis is best known for his role in lord of the rings as the computergenerated character gollum. Origins was originally scheduled to come out in october of last year, but its been postponed multiple times and is now scheduled for. How netflixs mowgli compares to disneys jungle book movie. How andy serkis jungle book differs from jon favreaus. It was announced today that serkis will be heading up the anticipated film. A few years back, competing interpretations of the jungle book were meandering through postproduction, one from director jon favreau and the other marking the directorial debut of andy serkis. Director andy serkis on his fiveyear odyssey to get mowgli to the. Any further back and the film will be basically his parents having sex to conceive him. Origins has officially changed its title to mowgli, after the storys main protagonist. Andy serkis says to make the film as good as it can be.
Sep 07, 2017 while serkis continues to explore additional performancecapture roles like supreme leader snoke in star wars. Andy serkis take on the jungle book just got a mini makeover. Because despite favreau reaching the finish line first, disneys rival studio is also readying its own version of the jungle book, from performancecapture maestro andy serkis. Finally netflix produced a good movie that strongly differs from disneys version of jungle book. Sep 14, 2017 breathe was shot in 2016 in south africa, the same country where serkis had been making jungle book on actual jungle sets populated by a starpacked cast that includes christian bale, cate blanchett, and benedict cumberbatch as bagheera, kaa, and shere khan, respectively, along with rohan chand as kiplings youthful hero, mowgli. First trailer for andy serkis mowgli promises plenty of. Andy serkis hopes his retelling of the jungle book will still find an audience despite disneys 2016 adaptation effectively driving it on to the small screen. Mar 21, 2014 andy serkis will make his directorial debut on one of the two rival jungle book movies now being readied by hollywood studios serkis takes over warner bros version of the rudyard kipling. It is only two years since disneys the jungle book sang and.
Mowgli behind the scenes with andy serkis featurette subscribe and click the notification bell here. Andrew clement serkis born 20 april 1964 is an english actor and film director. In a recent chat with, andy serkis shared why he chose to adapt this story for the screen. The last jedi and baloo in his directorial turn for jungle book. Based on this statement, he really seems to be trying to do something special with jungle book. Where previously it had been titled the jungle book.
Origins film has officially changed its title to mowgli, the name of the storys main character. Forget everything you know and love about disneys version of the jungle book, because andy serkis take on the classic tale is coming and its got a. Andy serkis on why there was room for two jungle books bbc news. How andy serkis feels about his jungle book getting. Andy serkis speaks about his journey in telling nuanced cgi stories that stir emotions and. Jul 26, 2017 how different is wbs jungle book to disneys jungle book. Movie news netflix has acquired director andy serkis liveactioncgi the jungle book retelling mowgli from warner bros. Origins film is a more genuine adaptation of the classic novel, and was shot using motion capture. Oct 17, 2017 andy serkis discusses his move behind the camera with jungle book, admitting he felt like hed earned the right to oversee the film. Andy serkis to direct jungle book movie htf magazine. Speaking to a group of journos, serkis explains how his take on the mancub story is different from the other versions produced by disney. Andy serkis is making a movie about rumpelstiltskin, one. With christian bale, cate blanchett, benedict cumberbatch, naomie harris.
Aug 05, 2017 although filming on andy serkis jungle book formerly titled jungle book. Andy serkis jungle book adaptation retitled mowgli. Andy serkis had a fantastic dark take on the legend of moglwi. In andy serkis interpretation of rudyard kiplings the jungle book streaming on netflix now theres nothing charming and whimsical. A combination of bad timing and a bit of bad luck have the serkishelmed film following the hugely successful disney version that. Andy serkis talks about his jungle book movie, digital. The real reason andy serkis chose to postpone mowgli after. Pictures president toby emmerich talks andy serkis jungle book, says its more in line with rudyard kiplings original book. Origins, which is not the jungle book movie with scarlett johansson, idris elba, and lupita nyongo thats disneys, but the one with christian. Netflix acquires andy serkis take on the jungle book from warner bros. Mar 21, 2014 lord of the rings star andy serkis is to direct a liveaction version of the jungle book for warner bros, according to reports. Origins was originally scheduled to come out in october of last year, but its been postponed multiple times and is now scheduled for a 2018 release date.
Andy serkis in 2017 b y plumping with netflix over a traditional hollywood studio, serkis will find the traditionally tough sell of a grittier jungle. Andy serkis to direct liveaction jungle book for warner bros. A combination of bad timing and a bit of bad luck have the serkishelmed film following the hugely successful disney version that was released in 2016. Andy serkis to direct the jungle book for warner bros. Jul 28, 2018 it was once a rival to disneys juggernaut liveaction remake of the jungle book, but now filmmaker andy serkis has changed the game by selling his rudyard kipling book adaptation to netflix. Andy serkis is directing another version of the jungle book, and the movie recently got a title change to mowgli and a synopsis. Netflix acquires andy serkis mowgli from warner bros 2019.
However, with favreau busy on disneys the lion king remake, which means his jungle book sequel is well in the distance, it looks like the wheels are in motion on serkis adaptation once again. Andy serkis jungle book movie, now called mowgli, is. Mar 21, 2014 motion capture actor andy serkis knows a thing or two about the jungle, so the fact that hes directing the live action film jungle book isnt too surprising. Nobody was saying that disney was some big bad monopoly creeping up on serkis to stab him in the back ip confrontations occur all the time in hollywood, and it always turns into a race to the finish line. Andy serkis jungle book adaptation gets new title, synopsis. Serkis actually began work on his version of the story in 2014, before disney got in first with its own motioncaptured jungle book in 2016. Andy serkis says to make the film as good as it can be they need to take as much time as they can. A combination of bad timing and a bit of bad luck have the serkis helmed film following the hugely successful disney version that was released in 2016. Andy serki says his jungle book is very different from the disney version. Andy serkis on tuesday introduced a first look at warner bros. For the last couple of years two different adaptations of rudyard kiplings the jungle book have been in development.
Today we got our very first look at mowgli, warner bros. How different is wbs jungle book to disneys jungle book. Isnt jungle book already basically an origins story. Although filming on andy serkis jungle book formerly titled jungle book. There has been a slight change to andy serkis forthcoming jungle book. Andy serkis on why there was room for two jungle books. Andy serkis jungle book movie, now called mowgli, is still. Mowgli where everything changed with andy serkis netflix. Andy serkis directs a starstudded cast in this dark retelling of rudyard kiplings the jungle book.
Origins a full year into 2018, and the films director agrees this is the right thing to do. Andy serkis is directing the liveaction adaptation of rudyard kiplings stories. Andy serkis didnt know disney was making a new jungle. Andy serkis jungle book movie gets new title and synopsis. Netflix takes mowgli, andy serkis darker jungle book. Andy serkis on how his jungle book movie differs from disneys. The jungle book origins release date has been pushed back to 2017. Andy serkis jungle book gets retitled mowgli movieweb. Serkis stated that the film would be darker and more serious in tone than previous jungle book adaptations, thus closer to that of kiplings original works. Disneys jungle book came and went, and yet the other project, now helmed by andy serkis with a script written by callie kloves, remains nowhere to be found. In andy serkis interpretation of rudyard kiplings the jungle book streaming on netflix now theres nothing charming and whimsical about.14 447 137 500 1515 1545 206 1034 1139 756 1146 1507 1051 1453 522 1599 2 708 856 54 288 1299 961 312 357 1570 536 632 715 1335 611 1471 250 811 434 1051 653 1061 1322 568 1468 1283 749 152