Screen Junkies » Gollum http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Serkis Slithers His Way Into Second Unit Director Gig On ‘The Hobbit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/serkis-slithers-his-way-into-second-unit-director-gig-on-the-hobbit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/serkis-slithers-his-way-into-second-unit-director-gig-on-the-hobbit/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:58:03 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205663 Do you think he'll take off the mo-cap suit while directing?

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Andy Serkis, best known as the wee creature Gollum from The Lord of the Rings trilogy must have made a real impression on Peter Jackson beyond just his ability to slink around in a green suit covered in golf balls, because he’s asked him to be the second unit director on his two new Hobbit movies. Jackson must want a family atmosphere on his set, because he’s inviting  more LOTR crew members to join the fold. Serkis told the Hollywood Reporter:

“I think I understand Peter’s sensibility and we have a common history of understanding Middle Earth. A lot of the crew from The Lord of the Rings was returning to work on The Hobbit. There is really  a sense of Peter wanting people around him who totally understand the material and the work ethic.”

Serkis also mentioned that performance capture will not be his only job responsibility on the second unit.

“It is wide ranging and encompasses a lot of directing aspects of filmmaking and story. Yes, there is some performance capture, but I will be very much on the live action sets and locations helping Peter to tell the story.”

When he finishes work on the Hobbit films, Serkis plans on directing his first live action feature and opening a performance capture training facility and studio called The Imaginarium. No word on whether Dr. Parnassus will take legal action over the name. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Ian McKellen & Andy Serkis Return For ‘The Hobbit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-andy-serkis-returns-for-the-hobbit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-andy-serkis-returns-for-the-hobbit/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 23:22:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15125 Andy Serkis should just live in his mo-cap suit from now on. The actor has agreed to once again put a ring on it to reprise the role of Gollum in The Hobbit.

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UPDATE: THR just confirmed that Ian McKellen will be reprising his role as Gandalf in The Hobbit. Everyone can breathe a sigh of asthmatic relief.

Andy Serkis should just live in his mo-cap suit from now on. The actor has agreed to once again put a ring on it to reprise the role of Gollum in The Hobbit, the two film prequel to The Lord Of The Rings.

It looks like Peter Jackson is trying to get most of the band back together. Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett have also officially returned, with the expectation that Sir Ian McKellan, Ian Holm, and Christopher Lee will also return to wearing funny hats for the films. I think I’m most excited about Serkis returning to play the slave to the ring. It’s the best news I’ve heard all day. This should finally give me all the footage I need to complete my Gollum / Beyonce mash-up of “Single Ladies.” (Deadline)

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