Idris Elba In Final Talks For “Mouse Guard”

Idris Elba In Final Talks For Mouse Guard

Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the mentor figure in “Mouse Guard,” the Wes Ball-directed adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic. He joins a cast that includes Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

Based on the Eisner-winning graphic novel series by David Petersen, the story follows a brotherhood of mice during medieval times sworn to protect their fellow rodents.

Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

The plan is for a live-action and CG mix (ala the first two “The Smurfs”), but will utilise some of the performance-capture tech used in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise to realise the rodents with the help of WETA.

Gary Whitta (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) adapted the script and ‘Apes’ franchise helmer Matt Reeves is producing along with Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.

Source: Heat Vision