Actor-director Andy Serkis says his “Jungle Book” will be a darker take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic.
The 52-year-old actor’s version, backed by Warner Bros, is also his directorial debut, reported Entertainment Weekly.
“Ours is for a slightly older audience. It’s a PG-13, more a kind of Apes movie, a slightly darker take, closer to Rudyard Kipling’s.
“It’s great to scare kids in a safe environment because it’s an important part of development, and we all loved to be scared as kids, so we shouldn’t overly protect him.Kids are so sophisticated, and that is why our Jungle Book is quite dark,” Serkis said.
Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch are lending their voices to Serkis’ “Jungle Book” slated for release in 2018.