Look out, Andy Serkis, there’s someone coming for you. Over the past year or so, relatively young talent Jason Liles has been making his mark playing creatures. He played the actual physical Ryuk in Netflix’s Death Note movie (Willem Dafoe did the voice), and he more recently did motion performance for Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage as George the silverback albino gorilla. Our own Gig Patta thinks of him as an up-and-coming Doug Jones of sorts.
Now, it sounds like Liles has locked down another big-budget property. According to TheWrap, he’s been hired as one of several actors playing King Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of Monsters. In case you’re unfamiliar with how this Kaiju looks, he’s basically a three-headed winged dragon.
Given that King Ghidorah has multiple heads, I guess it makes sense they’d use motion capture from more than one actor, but I do wonder HOW they plan on executing it. This is definitely a huge get from an up-and-comer, and I’m interested to see what other types of roles it opens for him in the future.
Check out our interview with Liles prior to the release of Rampage:
Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters next year, and is directed by Michael Dougherty. The script was written by Dougherty and Zach Shields. Liles joins a cast that consists of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch and Bradley Whitford.
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