Video: The man who's played Gollum, King Kong and Supreme Leader Snoke is undoubtedly the best performance capture artist in the world. A new video from the Academy Awards features Andy Serkis talking about how his craft has changed over the last decade.
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Today we got our very first look at Mowgli, Warner Bros' moody interpretation of The Jungle Book that's been years in the making under the watchful eye of Andy Serkis. We spoke with Serkis to learn more about his approach to Rudyard Kipling's iconic novel, and how his decades of experience in motion capture helped him bring the jungle and its inhabitants to life.
Two years ago, Disney rebooted its own beloved take on Rudyard Kipling's iconic novel with a CG-strewn re-imagining of its classic (and significantly lighter) animated adaptation. But now another adaptation of Kipling's story is on the way, with a much different, and altogether darker, take on the laws of the jungle.
"James Bond meets The Godfather." That's how executive producer Nate Moore describes Marvel Studios' latest film, Black Panther. It's not the answer we expected, but it accurately describes a high-tech spy adventure, set in an insular world where warring factions vie for leadership. But, last year on the Atlanta set of the highly anticipated superhero film, we learned there's much, much more going on.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two months away, and while it may seem like we know almost nothing about it, that's not exactly true. There's not a ton of official information about the film, but over the past year, between the trailers (including the newest one), set reports, and rumours, we've been able to piece together a lot about Episode VIII -- and we've collected it all here for you. Potential spoilers ahead!
It isn't all that uncommon for creators to say that a fictional persona felt like a member of their family. But leaving Christmas presents under the tree for someone who doesn't exist -- like Planet of the Apes writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa did for trilogy lead character Caesar -- is going the extra mile.
Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings series, was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. And Colbert, a huge LOTR nerd, had Serkis read President Trump's tweets on air. It's honestly just too perfect.
The main difference between the original Planet of the Apes series and the latest reboot is whose journey we take. In the first two films, the focus was on whatever human was nearby, and then shifted to time-travelling primates. The Tim Burton reboot zeroed in on Marky Mark. This time around, Planet of the Apes has always been, and continues to be, Caesar's story.