Gollum Goes Apes

Andy Serkis, the man behind the popular Gollum character from the “Lord of the Rings” films, is reuniting with Peter Jackson to become the man behind the monster in Universal Pictures’ “King Kong,” the director’s retelling of the 1933 classic.

Like he did for Gollum, Serkis will provide motion capture reference for the character of Kong, who will eventually be realized as a completely computer-generated creature.

Serkis also has been cast as Lumpy the cook, a member of the crew of the Venture, the tramp steamer that sails to Skull Island.

[More: CNN]

Andy Serkis did a great job on Gollum, and I can’t wait to see how King Kong will turn out.
I’m sure Peter Jackson will make a great movie out of it and that Serkis will be part of the creation of a perfect King Kong.

Ah, Cinema magic…

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