Actor Andy Serkis Directing His First Feature Film Next Year
by Alex Billington
May 21, 2010
One the final bits of news from Cannes that I wanted to pick up on this tidbit from Deadline. They've heard, apparently from Andy Serkis himself, that the British actor plans to make his feature directing debut next year with a psychological thriller. Serkis wouldn't reveal the name or any other details about the project, but would confirm that he recently started up a new production company called Caveman Films with Bridget Jones and Elizabeth: The Golden Age producer Jonathan Cavendish. Serkis can next be seen as rocker Ian Dury in the film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. He also stars in Burke & Hare and The Adventures of Tintin.
Speaking of Serkis, Collider recently interviewed him and they talked ever so briefly about directing. He's worked with some fantastic directors (Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Chris Nolan) and talks about what he's learned from them. "It's about eliciting performances, and at the same time, it's about… valuing other people's work… It's seemingly a much more vibrant and positive way of working, really, rather than being a sort of, an authoritarian, who just has a very fixed way of working and thinks they know what they're doing." Serkis is also co-developing a motion-capture version of The Threepenny Opera with musician Nick Cave.
Its really an awesome news. I am so excited. As an actor Andy Serkis proved his talent and value. Now its time to see his directive talent. I think he is gonna give us some epic movie which will enlighten us.
Julie on May 21, 2010
I think Serkis has a lot to give, his range is pretty big too. Still an incredibly down to earth fellow too.
Crapola on May 21, 2010
Thats coo....this guy can seriously act though, you barely notice its the same guy when you watch the popeye looking character in King Kong and then he plays smeagol/gollum in LOTR. O yeah and Teslas right hand man in the prestige.
Cody w on May 21, 2010
cody w / #3 - yeah, agree entirely. he can slip into rent-a-psycho (Deathwatch, The Cottage), but his performances in LOTR / King Kong and Longford to name but a few are indicative of a serious talent for inhabiting characters. colour me interested in this one. i'm all for seeing what he can do as he says, collaborating with some fine actors rather than ordering them around.
lumière on May 23, 2010
lmao - Caveman Films - Golem - should be interesting.
bozo on May 24, 2010
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