Our beloved Gollum is in line to direct Warner Bros.’ upcoming [The Jungle Book](movie:1038643) movie, which will be live action. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) was previously attached and Ron Howard had a couple of moments in discussion, but Serkis seems to be committed. Though live action, there will be motion-capture and CG involved. This is looking to be the darkest adaptation, sticking close to Kipling’s novel.
Strangely, Disney is doing an adaptation as well, and casting has also commenced with Idris Elba as Shera, the tiger.
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