Cumberbatch is 'really scary' as Sher Khan

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his title role in "Sherlock", is really scary as the tiger Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins, says the upcoming films director Andy Serkis.

Besides directing the film, Serkis will also voice the character of bear Baloo in the adaptation of author Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'.

"It's amazing, Benedict's phenomenal. He's really scary. It's a grounded, full-of-rage, brilliant performance. What's brilliant about his performance is he's not just a black-and-white villain," Serkis told

"Bizarrely, you actually feel his point of view. It's quite a nuanced performance. You'll see him in a new light. The 'Sherlock' fans will be surprised, definitely," he added. Jungle Book: Origins is slated for release in 2018.

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