Idris Elba is in negotiations to join Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Fox’s fantasy-action movie titled“Mouse Guard”, with “Maze Runner’s” Wes Ball helming the film.
Fox is planning a live-action movie through performance capture technology similar to their recent run of“Planet of the Apes” films, in which Serkis starred as the ape leader Caesar. Mouse Guard follows a brotherhood of mice sworn to serve their fellow mice.
Fox started development on the movie, based on the graphic novels, in 2016. Matt Reeves, director of “War for the Planet of the Apes,” is set to serve as a producer through his 6th and Idaho production company.
Idris Elba seems to be a constant figure in media for the next couple years, as he replaces Will Smith as Deadshot in the “Suicide Squad” sequel. Elba is currently starring in the upcoming Netflix series “Turn Up Charlie” and will appear in “The Fast and the Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as well as Universal’s “Cats” adaptation.