Warner Bros.’ Mowgli is the rare Hollywood film that has the curious misfortune of being released after another movie based on the same public domain property has already come out (in this case, Disney). After The Jungle Book, you might have forgotten that this version of the story from Andy Serkis was actually…
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.
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…
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…
Warner Bros. has announced that their performance capture Jungle Book film, which has gotten a couple name changes and delays over the years, will now be called Mowgli. But after over five years of problems and stalls, is this ambitious adaptation going to be worth the wait?
When it comes to Star Wars, the biggest, vilest threats to the galaxy have generally come from the Dark Side. But a new quote from the man performing as Supreme Leader Snoke suggests that things will be slightly different in The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi may or may not answer the question of where Supreme Leader Snoke comes from, but it’s likely to explain what makes him tick and why he’s so incredibly pissed off. Andy Serkis, who does the motion-capture performance behind Snoke, is already giving a few hints.
I’m of the belief that Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the best films of the year. It’s the kind of film you have to really nitpick to find flaws in, but one tiny thing that comes to mind was, in fact, covered in a deleted scene.
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 rumors, io9 has been able to…
Breathe. Just... breathe. The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here.
Matt Reeves’ latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is something of an anomaly. On the surface, it’s a big-budget summer blockbuster. But when you actually watch it, it feels much more like a poignant, bleak movie with Oscar potential. And now, its studio is going to push it as the latter.
War for the Planet of the Apes is a unique effects-driven summer blockbuster in that it has a very clear end to a major part of its story. There’s no cliffhanger or obvious sequel hook here. And yet there’s still more story of the apes to tell.
It’s not 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.
When War for the Planet of the Apes ended, I was unable to move. Glued to my seat, I sat dumbfounded at the achievement I’d just witnessed: an exquisitely filmed, emotionally stunning film that challenges what a big-budget, summer blockbuster is supposed to be. And it’s about a planet of apes.
Tom Holland might be swinging into theaters as Marvel and Sony’s new Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming— but as a working actor, he’s still got other movies to make. Sadly, there’s one he won’t be a part of, and it could be because of this bizarre audition with Andy Serkis.
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-traveling primates. The Tim Burton reboot zeroed in on Marky Mark. This time around, Planet of the Apes has…
Well, the most human of the apes’ moment. It’s honestly amazing what Andy Serkis and Karin Konoval can do in motion capture.
Without a doubt, Supreme Leader Snoke has become one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Played by Andy Serkis, this mysterious evil being leads the terrible First Order, turned Kylo Ren to the Dark Side, and yet we only see him as a hologram.