LOS ANGELES – Saying that Andy Serkis has been trying to make progress with a # 39; Changes to Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book", it's something much smaller. He was always an ambitious project for a first time – dark, hard and bigger leader in the Kipling story spirit, with a big studio (Warner Bros.) behind him, a high quality budget, a talent list A to & # 39; matched, from Christian Bale to Cate Blanchett, and the high promises that accompany him.
But five years ago when he signed up his appointment, Serkis did not know that Walt Disney Studios would be able to " He lived his first Jungle Book, which would hit his plays over two years and would be a small billboard office billboard. And nobody would think he had his own studio; sold its version to Netflix at the 11th time this summer.
"This is not the easiest way for anyone," said Serkis recently. "It has been a great deal through a great journey by distance."
Serkis was even capable of managing another film ("Breathe") and star in at least one ("War for the Planet of the Apes") during the production for "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" The service runs Friday Friday,
The name Serkis, who is kind and soft, has become the most talented talent in the movement of movement in "The Lord of the Rings" films, "The Hobbit" and "Planet of the Apes". Lastly going to see his project loyal.
The Callie Kloves scriptwriting of the Mowgli legend is away from the sunny Disney versions, and influencing it, and back to the original Kipling vision of a boy built by lugs.
Actor Rohan Chand ("Lone Survivor") was taken forward to lead the film at the age of 10 (now 14), against big performers such as Bale, who plays Bagheera, Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha and Serkis himself as Baloo.
"I grew up reading Rudyard Kipling's short stories," said Chand. "I like Mowgli. It was almost like my hero in a way."
To watch Serkis's great vision, Chand wanted to make the film both. Initially with the "A" talent such as Bale and Cumberbatch, throwing technology on the faces and arms, and again on the spot with sets of different actors; influencing the movements of the chanter's animals.
"Rohan was amazing," Serkis said about the young star that helped him to steer through intense scenes, emotionally and physically. "He had to suffer from very physical pain and many of his technical challenges that he made very easy."
Your parents ask if their young ones should look, Serkis said that he is up to you as a parent. The Motion Picture of America Association gave PG-13 level.
"There is nothing that is free. There is no violence that is not cheap. It's astonished and there is violence and there is animal violence but it is not too horrible and not She is not in a quiet way. It's true stories and it is completely to represent the level of darkness in the book, "said Serkis. "It's an interesting story, it's a tough story. That's what's split from other versions."
Serkis was very much involved in designing the Disney version, and although he knew the films would be quite different, there was still a pressure. Once they "disappeared" when they went to playgrounds, Serkis said that they decided to take the time to do so. scoring a story and getting the shows and technology right.
However, Netflix was not the third act that was sorry to have Serkis given yet.
In April, Serkis and some of the members that were released as part of a big show Warner Bros. to the country theater showers in Las Vegas. Now this summer, on the last day of making one of the final mix for the film, was called by the studio.
"They said, we've been shown to Netflix. They are really fond of the movie and they want to build," said Serkis. He was frightened.
It's not a move that was previously sold for filming to Netflix. Earlier this year, Patronian sold the international rights for Natalie Portman's movie "Annihilation" to Netflix, and rights around the world on "The Cloverfield Paradox." The Universal made the same move by "Damage". It has been a safe strategy for a big worrying studio about a potential subcontractor, and Disney's success was not at a billion output at one of the films. 39; previously mentioned to & # 39; Producing out as "Mowgli".
Despite this, Serkis was to prove his mind on a great festival, Cannes or Venice, and running a great international drama. And then he started to see the money line so his film would get directly to 117 million Netflix supporters in 190 countries around the world. He also plays in selected plays.
"Perhaps this is the best thing for the movie. It's not just a straightforward, four-quartered film, a kernel-tree and a chorus," said Serkis. "Netflix has great access … it will be available to the rest of the world right away and the best thing to watch the movie is with people."
And in terms of its new partners?
"They've been amazing," he said. "They want it to be seen."