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Published On: Sat, Jun 17th, 2017

Andy Serkis says Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan in ‘Jungle Book Origins’ is ‘really scary’

Andy Serkis’s upcoming film Jungle Book: Origins will have Benedict Cumberbatch lending his voice for Shere Khan. Serkis will also voice Baloo’s character in the film based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

The Sherlock star is “really scary” as the tiger in the upcoming film.

“It’s amazing, Benedict’s phenomenal. He’s really scary. It’s a grounded, full-of-rage, brilliant performance. What’s brilliant about his performance is he’s not just a black-and-white villain,” Serkis told mirror.co.uk.

“Bizarrely, you actually feel his point of view. It’s quite a nuanced performance. You’ll see him in a new light. The Sherlock fans will be surprised, definitely,” he added.

The Warner Bros project will follow Disney’s own live-action film series.

Besides Cumberbatch, the outstanding voice cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Rhys, Tom Hollander, and Naomie Harris. Serkis is also set to voice the role of Baloo.

Warner had brought on Alfonso Cuaron to help develop the picture, working in an undisclosed consultation role.

“Kids are so sophisticated,” Serkis continued, “and that is why our Jungle Book is quite dark. … It’s a story of an outsider, someone who is trying to accept the laws and customs of a particular way of living and then has to adapt to another culture, a human culture, which of course he should be able to adapt to, because this is what he is. So it’s about two different species and their laws and customs, and neither are entirely right.”

Jungle Book Origins has had been bumped back a year to October 19, 2018.

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