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Serkis: Jungle Book won't shy away from darkness

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Andy Serkis has said his upcoming live-action Jungle Book remake won't shy away from the darkness of the jungle in the book.

The star, who is known for his portrayal of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will direct the project and he explained to The Hollywood Reporter, "I found it mesmerizing, and it transported me into this incredible world. It's extraordinary that I'm getting a chance to bring it to the screen.

"What I love about the screen adaptation by Steve and Callie Kloves is its very truthful to the original book; it 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."

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