ANDY SERKIS To Helm The New JUNGLE BOOK Live-Action Movie!

By on 22 March, 2014


MOVIE NEWS: ANDY SERKIS To Direct New JUNGLE BOOK Movie.

Lord Of The Rings‘ star Andy Serkis will be making his feature directorial debut, replacing Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as the helmer of a planned live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book‘ – according to The Hollywood Reporter!
 

The ‘Babel‘ moviemaker dropped out of the project in December (2013) due to scheduling issues, and Ron Howard had been rumoured to be in talks to replace him.
 

However, the role has now been handed to Serkis, who has officially signed on to take on the project.
 

The movie, which is being developed by executives at Warner Bros., is not the only ‘The Jungle Book‘ project in the works. Over in the Disney camp, bosses are also set to release a rival live-action version of the classic children’s story, with Jon Favreau set to direct.

 

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