It’s really been a crazy time in the world of talking animal movies. Disney has been knocking them out of the park in recent months, especially with their remake of the beloved animated classic The Jungle Book. This movie was a masterpiece, beautiful as is expected from a Disney film. But now something interesting is coming up the horizon: ANOTHER Jungle Book film. This one comes from the mind of world renowned motion capture artist Andy Serkis. While this project is based of the original Rudyard Kipling novel rather than the classic film, this version has been kept in the Disney remake’s shadow. Recently Serkis discussed his film and why his is something worth watching.
“Ours is for a slightly older audience…it’s a PG-13, more a kind of [‘Planet of the Apes’-esque] movie, a slightly darker take, closer to Rudyard Kipling’s…it’s great to scare kids in a safe environment because it’s an important part of development, and we all loved to be scared as kids, so we shouldn’t overly protect them”
Serkis also went on to summarize the film: “It’s a story of an outsider, someone who is trying to accept the laws and customs of a particular way of living and then has to adapt to another culture, a human culture, which of course he should be able to adapt to, because this is what he is. So it’s about two different species and their laws and customs, and neither are entirely right.”
So as you can see, this is going to turn out to be a very different movie than Disney’s version was. With an interesting plot and a cast including Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch, this movie is seeming to be something to really look for ward to. Let us hope this one doesn’t get caught in the shadow of Disney’s Jungle Book 2.
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