Serkis Tackles Rumplestiltskin In “Steelskin”

His first film as a director, “Jungle Book: Origins,” isn’t out until 2017 and yet Gollum actor Andy Serkis already has his second feature in the works – “Steelskin” according to The Tracking Board.

A retelling of European folk tale Rumplestiltskin, about a cunning little man who can transform straw into gold, Serkis will take on three key roles in the updated fairy story along with directing and producing it.

Oscar-nominated scribe Hossein Amini (“Drive,” “The Two Faces of January”) is penning the script. Serkis can next be seen as Supreme Leader Snoke in this week’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.