Serkis 'mesmerised' by Jungle Book
Andy Serkis has said it is "extraordinary" that he is getting to direct the upcoming Jungle Book film
The Lord Of The Rings actor will make his feature directorial debut on the live-action movie about Mowgli, an orphaned boy raised by animals in the jungle.
"I found it mesmerizing, and it transported me into this incredible world," he said. "It's extraordinary that I'm getting a chance to bring it to the screen."
Andy said his version is very true to the original story and "doesn't shy away from its darkness".
"The jungle is a Garden of Eden and a wonderful place for Mowgli to grow up in, but also is a place of fear and a place of threat," he said.