Thor: Ragnarok actor Idris Elba is in talks to take a key role in Fox's film adaptation of David Petersen's creator-owned BOOM! Studios comic book Mouse Guard, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Mouse Guard focuses on an order of knightly mice. Elba would reportedly portray Celanawe, a legendary mouse warrior long believed missing. Andy Serkis is on board to play the film's villain, a former member of the order who goes bad named Midnight.
Mouse Guard will be filmed in motion capture. The Batman director Matt Reeves, who worked with Serkis in a motion capture role on his film War for the Planet of the Apes, will produce.
No projected release date for Mouse Guard has been reported, though production is expected to begin in May.