Watch: Andy Serkis Gives Fans a Reading of 'The Hobbit' as Gollum!
That new trailer for The Hobbit that showed up last week gave another great moment to Andy Serkis returning as Gollum, but the actor also got some attention as the slimey, ring-crazy creature in another arena. As part of a celebration for the 75th Anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkein's classic novel, Serkis partook in reading an excerpt from the book. The best part? He did it as Gollum. In addition, the actor also talks about what it was like to get back in the motion capture suit and put on this amazing, creepy voice after 12 years passed between production on Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It's a pretty fun video to kick off the week.
Here's a video of Andy Serkis reading The Hobbit as Gollum, found via SuperHeroHype:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.