Fox's MOUSE GUARD starring Andy Serkis (2021?)
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Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster to Star in Fox's 'Mouse Guard' (Exclusive)

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Mouse Guard, Fox’s adaptation of one of the most popular indie comics of the decade, has found its leads.

 

Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster have signed to star in the feature that is being directed by Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the Maze Runner movies.

 

Based on the comics and graphic novel by David Petersen, Mouse Guard is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents. A sort of Game of Thrones with mice, the series from Archaia/Boom! Studios has won two Eisner awards

 

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

 

Mouse Guard is being shot using motion capture and will have WETA providing visual effects.

 

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Hot damn! Really enjoyed reading the collections with my daughter when she was younger. Will definitely be following this closely.

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I'm going to be ornery. I don't have a problem with these actors voicing the characters, but I would much rather see true voice actors taking these roles. There's an interview with Billy West where he expresses a lot of frustration at how voice actors are, for the most part, cut out of these big budget productions for the sake of the star's name power. He says something to the effect, "what the hell, they can only do one voice".

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See, this I was looking forward to. I guess Disney will spin the budget into another sure-fire and totally boring Marvel movie.

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13 hours ago, paperheart said:

$170MM production budget? what fiscally responsible individual signed off on that? no wonder this thing was battle-axed.

https://deadline.com/2019/06/wes-ball-mouse-guard-cancellation-fox-disney-idris-elba-andy-serkis-1202639106/

Right? Because, you know. To do it right and make this an incredible experience they should have gone for $50M so we could complain later how cheap it looked.

 

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