Cinema losing its charm with streaming services popularity: Andy Serkis

Vastavam web: Actor-director Andy Serkis believes cinema is losing its charm with the increasing popularity of streaming services. The 54-year-old actor, who has pioneered motion capture in Hollywood, with characters like King Kong, Caesar in “Planet of the Apes”, and Supreme Leader Snoke in “Star Wars”, says people mostly come to cinema halls to watch “tent-pole blockbusters”.”We’re entering into a different realm now, because entertainment will no longer just be cinemas as we know it. Cinema is slipping away, sadly, apart from tent-pole blockbusters. The streamers are taking over,” Serkis told Independent in an interview.

He added that motion capture will also play a big part in building the future of movies. “There’s just no question. Over the next ten years we will see actors playing VR roles. Now that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has made this VR piece, you’re going to see many, many more 360 degree stories that use VR capture.””Everyone has thought of it as ‘How do we bring the film experience to VR?’ What I actually think we need to do is ask ‘How do we bring theatre to VR?’