Wes Ball’s ‘Mouse Guard’ Adds Sonoya Mizuno to Cast

Mar 27, 2019

20th Century Fox’s long-gestating adaptation ‘Mouse Guard’ now includes Sonoya Mizuno. It is unclear who she is playing at the moment, but it will be a lead role. David Peterson’s comics and graphic novel are the source material for the film.

First off, the premise is below:

“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. A sort of ‘Game of Thrones’ with mice.”

Mizuno has been in several different movies as of late, such as Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land,’ Bill Condon’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and Jon M. Chu’s ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ Last year, she also in the Netflix miniseries, ‘Maniac,’ from Cary Joji Fukunaga. She’s even had roles in all of the projects by director Alex Garland, with ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Annihilation,’ and the upcoming FX series ‘Devs,’ which does not have a premiere date yet.

The other cast members and their roles are below:

  • Andy Serkis (‘Planets of the Apes’ trilogy, ‘Black Panther’)
    • The villain Midnight, the Guard’s blacksmith who turns against it.
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster (‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy, ‘Godless’)
    • Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Better Call Saul’)
    • Conrad, an older mouse, who after a life of adventure on the high seas, joined the Mouse Guard as a member of their seaside outpost, Calogero.
  • Idris Elba (‘Luther,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’)
    • Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Based on the scoop from That Hashtag Show, who gave the report on Esposito’s casting, Elba is the replacement for Christian Bale, who was originally to going to play Celanawe.

Moreover, the movie will be using motion capture and will have WETA providing visual effects. WETA also did the ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy, and this film will have Matt Reeves producing, another ‘Apes’ alum. The film’s budget is reportedly around $150 million.

Further, Wes Ball, the helmer of the ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy, will be directing from a screenplay by Gary Whitta (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Star Wars: Rebels’).

Additionally, the two crew members that have come aboard:

  • Composer John Paesano (‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy, ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4’)
  • Costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (‘Avatar,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’)

‘Mouse Guard’ will begin filming this May in Los Angeles, California.

The film currently does not have a release date yet.

Source: Deadline