Later this 12 months The Return of the King, the third and ultimate within the authentic Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, turns 20. Naturally Warner Bros., who’re rebooting Harry Potter as a TV show, are planning on making new films in the franchise, with Peter Jackson and his writing crew in talks to return. And if they need the man who performs Gollum whereas decked out in motion-capture dots and stuff, they gained’t should do a lot convincing.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Serkis is right down to return because the CGI character that made him a giant identify. “I like these guys and they’re a second household to me,” Serkis mentioned of Jackson and firm. “I’ve spent so a few years making movies with them. I like their sensibility and their take; it’s filmmaking on a special form of degree. You reside and breathe it. And so, sure, if some alternative have been to come back up, it will be a tremendous factor.”
The films would reportedly be set throughout the Third Age in Tolkien’s saga — a time when Gollum would have been knocking round. So it’s doable.
Serkis’ flip as Gollum, the hobbit was a gnarly monster from publicity to the highly effective Ring, was a CGI game-changer. He was the primary plausible photorealistic digital character in cinema, and Serkis’ mo-cap efficiency led to extra prefer it, together with Caesar in the latest run of Planet of the Apes films. If these new LoTR films get off the bottom, then Serkis will turn out to be the newest performer who gets more money to do a job he’s already done before.
(By way of THR)