'The Jungle Book' film production is now underway

March 10, 2015 3:47 PM

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The movie, which is a blend of live action and performance capture, marks the feature-film directorial debut of Andy Serkis, who is renowned for his performance-capture work in The Lord of the Rings and recent Planet of the Apes franchises. Serkis has also served as a second-unit director on many of Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's movies.

"The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India," a synopsis of The Jungle Book said. "As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the an...

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