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Top Five Movies of the Summer

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen with his top five movies of the summer…

5. Godzilla

Celebrating 60 years of destruction, the King of the Monsters made his return to the big screen in this American reboot to the classic series. Godzilla saw Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as a husband and wife duo who are trying to reunite after The Big G shows up and starts tearing through cities chasing after alien-like creature M.U.T.O.

Director Gareth Edwards clearly loved the classic Godzilla movies from the character’s 50s and 60s heydays as the movie was a call back to those films. It had a slow, methodical pace and it focused on the human characters and their dramas while Godzilla fought in the background as the ever looming presence and metaphor for nuclear war. Sadly, the movie only takes our fifth spot here as the human element (including »

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Jack Reynor Joins The Cast Of Jungle Book: Origins

25 August 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Making his name with What Richard Did, Hollywood has really opened it's door for young Irish actor Jack Reynor, with prominent roles in The Delivery Man and Transformers: Age of Extinction already under his belt. Now another high profile movie is calling his name, with Reynor cast in Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins. Said to be a darker retelling of the classic tale, a rival to the Jon Favreau directed version released next year, the movie already has an impressive cast lending their voices to the animal characters, with Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Christian Bale (Bagheera), Cate Blanchett (Kaa), and Serkis himself (Baloo) all signed on. Reynor will play Brother Wolf, a member of the wolf pack Mowgli (Bad Word's Rohan Chand) is raised by. No word on when production begins, but Jungle Book: Origins is set for release October 21st 2016. »

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Jungle Book: Origins Cast Rounds Out with Andy Serkis Directing

22 August 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Brothers and director Andy Serkis didn't accept any bare necessities when assembling the Jungle Book: Origins cast, made official today by the studio as the start of production creeps up.

Previously announced leads Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale headline the ensemble cast that will be tasked with extensive motion-capture work to bring their animal characters pulled from the pages of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book to life. Cumberbatch plays the tiger, Shere Khan; Blanchett the evil snake, Kaa; and Bale brings the panther, Bagheera, to life.

Other mo-capped roles include Andy Serkis as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Tom Hollander as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui; Naomie Harris as the female wolf, Nisha; Eddie Marsan as Nisha's mate, Vihaan; and Jack Reynor as Mowgli's Brother Wolf.

The lone human actor is young Rohan Chand (The Hundred-Foot Journey, »

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Full Cast of Jungle Book: Origins Announced

22 August 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Like ShockYa wrote a few days ago, there are two “Jungle Book” film adaptations afoot. There’s one by Disney under the direction of Jon Favreau, and there’s another under the direction of Andy Serkis (his directorial debut, in fact). This week, news came through the internet that Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as Shere Khan, the villain of Serkis’ “Jungle Book” adaptation. We didn’t know who would be starring alongside him, but now we have that information! Warner Bros. stated in a press release the film’s full cast, including some heavy hitters. Apart from Cumberbatch, the class includes Cate Blanchett as Kaa the snake, Christian Bale as Bagheera the panther,  [ Read More ]

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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch Set for 'Jungle Book: Origins'

21 August 2014 9:02 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has assembled an impressive roster of stars for “Jungle Book: Origins,” its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter,” the “Dark Knight” Trilogy) as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Andy Serkis (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan (“Hercules”) as the leader of the wolf pack, »

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Film Casting: Dead Rising, Jungle Book, Shane Black Directing Destroyer

21 August 2014 7:34 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Dead Rising, Jungle Book: Origins, The Destroyer, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Jungle Book: Origins Director Andy Serkis…[has] now added [...]

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Andy Serkis to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor in Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the duelling Jungle Book movies.

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has assembled a big cast of stars for Jungle Book: Origins, its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016.

Meanwhile, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in theaters a full year earlier. Helmed by Jon Favreau, this film will star Bill MurrayChristopher WalkenGiancarlo EspositoBen Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, and will released October 9, 2015.

The actors performing the roles of the Jungle Book: Origins’ central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter, »

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The Andy Serkis directed Jungle Book: Origins adds a bunch of big names to its cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett or Naomie Harris. As you might know by now, we have two Jungle Book movies on the way, one from Disney, directed by Jon Favreau and set to open next year, and […]

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While Disney and director Jon Favreau are quickly assembling their "The Jungle Book" movie, Warner Bros and director Andy Serkis are working on their own version, called "Jungle Book: Origins," which will be released one year after Favreau's. We already know that the killer tiger Shere Khan will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and now comes word that he'll be joined by Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan. Bale will voice Bagheera the panther, Blanchett will voice Kaa the python, Hollander will play Tabaque the jackal, Mullan will be Akela, the leader of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli. Harris is the female wolf Nisha, and Marsan is her mate, Vihaan. Serkis will also be part of the cast as Baloo the bear. "Jungle Book: Origins" centers on Mowgli, an orphaned boy raised by wolves who befriends members of »

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris join Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 11:02 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has just added a swathe of famous names to its vocal cast, following yesterday’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Shere Khan. THR reports that Christian Bale will supply the voice of Bagheera the panther, while Cate Blanchett has signed on to play the hypnotic snake, Kaa. Meanwhile, Peter Mullan will voice Akela, leader of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, with Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan playing wolf couple Nish and Vihaan. Tom Hollander has also joined the production...

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Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Andy Serkis’ jungle is becoming more crowded. Just yesterday, we reported that Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to star in the actor’s directorial debut, a take on Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale called Jungle Book: Origins. Today there is a whole swathe of additional casting announcements, with word that Christian Bale, Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett, Peter Mullan, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Rohan Chand have joined what is now a hugely impressive ensemble.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Serkis will also be acting in the film, playing Baloo the bear, the friendly type who befriends the young human orphan Mowgli (Chand, a veteran of Lone Survivor who's back on our screens in The Hundred-Foot Journey next month).As for everyone else? Bale is on as the fearsome yet protective panther Bagheera, while Blanchett will have carte blanche to be slinky and hypnotic voicing the dangerous snake Kaa, with Hollander »

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Welcome to the Jungle, Bale, Blanchett & Benedict

20 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s a jungle out there, at least where Hollywood is concerned.

With not one, but two Jungle Book films in the works, the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins is busy adding some big, big names to its roster of jungle residents.

Hot on the heels, er, paws, of the announcement that funnyman Bill Murray is playing lovable bear Baloo in that otherJungle Book adaptation by Disney, Serkis’ film has gone for prestige by adding Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, and the internet’s favourite Brit, Benedict Cumberbatch to the cast.

Serkis’ version of the Rudyard Kipling story reportedly sticks close to the original text, focusing on the orphan boy Mowgli, played by Bad Words’ Rohan Chand.  A mix of CGI and live action, Mowgli will encounter Bale’s Bagheera the panther and the slithery charmer Kaa the snake played by Blanchett.  After perfecting his taunting and »

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris and more join Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will lend his voice to Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of The Jungle Book, it has now been revealed that Christian Bale (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Tom Hollander (About Time), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Peter Mullan (Hercules) and Rohan Chand (Bad Words) have signed on to the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chand will play the orphan boy Mowgli, with Bale as panther Bagheera, Blanchett as python Kaa, Harris, Marsan and Mullan as wolves Nisha, Vihaan and Akela, and Hollander as Shere Khan’s underling jackal Tabaqui. Meanwhile, Serkis – who is making his directorial debut with the film – will also play Baloo the bear.

Jungle Book: Origins is one of two upcoming adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, »

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Andy Serkis's Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris will lend their voices to Andy Serkis's film Jungle Book: Origins.

The upcoming film is based on the work of Rudyard Kipling, and will chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Mowgli (Rohan Chand) in the jungle.

Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle after being saved from the tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) by the panther Bagheera (Bale).

The boy will encounter Kaa the python (Blanchett), the wolfpack leader Akela (Peter Mullan) and his fellow wolves Nisha and Vihaan (Harris, Eddie Marsan).

Tom Hollander is to voice the sinister jackal Tabaqui, who is an ally of the devious Shere Khan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Serkis is directing Jungle Book: Origins, in addition to lending his voice for the bear Baloo.

Jungle Book: Origins - which mixes live action and motion capture CGI - opens in Us cinemas on October »

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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, others join Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book'

20 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Andy Serkis has completed his zoo of actors that will voice his adaptation of Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros.

Christian BaleCate BlanchettNaomie HarrisTom HollanderEddie MarsanPeter Mullan, and Serkis himself will all join Benedict Cumberbatch as the animal characters in the feature, which mixes together motion capture, CG animation, and live action. Bale will voice the fearsome panther Bagheera; Blanchett, the sinister python Kaa; and Serkis, the beloved Baloo the bear. Mullan, Harris, and Marsan will all voice members of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, and Hollander will play Tabaqui, the underling jackal of »

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Very Famous People to Lend Their Voices to New Jungle Book Movie

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Yesterday, the news came out that Benedict Cumberbatch will be providing the voice of Shere Khan in the Andy Serkis–directed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Today, the rest of the cast was announced and, boy, are two of these people famous. The Hollywood Reporter reports Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett will provide the voice of animals. No, Bale is not going to voice a bat, sillies. He’ll be Bagheera, a panther and the human protagonist Mowgli’s guide through all the jungle bookery. Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa, the python who in the Disney cartoon constantly tries and fails to eat Mowgli. Rohan Chand, who co-starred in Jason Bateman’s Bad Words, will voice Mowgli. Serkis will play Baloo. The cast will also include Naomie HarrisTom HollanderEddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan. It doesn’t look like anyone will play orangutan Louie, which is »

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‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Casts Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More

20 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Two studios producing either very similar or identical films isn’t anything new. Over the next year we’ll witness another of these all too familiar showdowns when Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book releases in late 2015, followed by Warner Bros.Jungle Book: Origins a year later. Disney has director Jon Favreau helming their adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s short stories about the young jungle boy Mowgli and his animal companions, while Andy Serkis is directing Origins for WB.

Already the two films are trying their best to distinguish themselves, as their very different choices in directors indicate. The casting, too, indicates the films are setting on different paths since Disney’s The Jungle ...

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Bale & Blanchett Join A Full ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Cast

20 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The cast for Warner Bros.Jungle Book: Origins has filled out nicely today. Benedict Cumberbatch was announced earlier as the voice of Shere Khan and now the rest of the cast has been announced. Christian Bale will voice Bagheera the panther while director Andy Serkis will voice Baloo the bear. Cate Blanchett has been cast as hypnotic snake Kaa while Peter Mullan plays Akela, the leader of the wolf pack that raises the man cub Mowgli, who will be played by Rohan Chand, the young actor from Jason Bateman’s Bad Words. Rounding out the wolf pack are Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan as Nisha and her mate Vihaan. Finally, Tom Hollander will play Shere Khan’s underling, Tabaqui the jackal.

It’s an impressive cast for Serkis’ feature film debut as director, but the Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book, which comes out exactly a year before this Warner Bros. iteration, »

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

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