Gollum to Direct Live-Action Jungle Book!

Gollum to Direct Live-Action Jungle Book!



Gollum takes on Mickey Mouse in a race to get a shiny new version of Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK onto the big screen.


It never ceases to amaze me: The cast member whose career was arguably most powerfully launched by THE LORD OF THE RINGS, was the guy whose actual face was on screen for a grand total of six minutes.  But there you have it. Andy Serkis is apparently ‘The Man’.

After a surprise turn as second unit director for THE HOBBIT trilogy, Serkis is stepping up to full-blown director for Warner Bros. helming a live-action JUNGLE BOOK flick.

The movie comes just in time to rival a similar project in the works by Disney, with IRON MAN’s Jon Favreau rumoured to direct.

Serkis will also produce, teaming up with HARRY POTTER screenwriter Steve Kloves.

You gotta have balls to take on Mickey! And with some of THE HOBBIT scenes he directed not quite ‘up to par’ by my book, Serkis; I wish you luck!



Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational