Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in Mouse Guard, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic to be directed by Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the Maze Runner movies.
Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are already on the roll call for the project, which is described as a sort of Game of Thrones with mice and which will be shot using motion capture and have WETA providing visual effects.
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. The series from Archaia/Boom! is a two-time Eisner Award winner.
Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.