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Hollywood Reporter: Andy Serkis to serve as Second Unit Director on The Hobbit!

April 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm by Calisuri  - 

Exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter:

Gollum Actor Andy Serkis to Serve as Second Unit Director on ‘The Hobbit’ (Exclusive)

“There is really a sense of Peter [Jackson] wanting people around him who totally understand the material and the work ethic,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Andy Serkis, who played the iconic Gollum in Peter Jackson’sThe Lord of the Rings, is taking on a new role in The Hobbit 1 and 2. In addition to reprising his role as the tragic creature, Serkis also has been tapped by Jackson to serve as second unit director on the two films, which are now in production in New Zealand.

“I think I understand Peter’s sensibility and we have a common history of understanding Middle Earth,” Serkis told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.” [Full Release] (Thanks to Ringer Kookie for the heads up!)

 

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2 responses to “Hollywood Reporter: Andy Serkis to serve as Second Unit Director on The Hobbit!”

  1. Jason says:

    “The learning curve is The Hobbit is being shot in 3D,” he added, noting that the 3D would be used “dramatically, to give a point of view.”

    I don’t like the sound of that. I didn’t want this coming off as a “3D movie”, with all the gimmicky pov stuff that goes along with it. I hope that stuff is kept to a bare minimum.

  2. hobby says:

    This is awesome news! We have got to see a very talented man portray so many different characters(the most famous being Gollum) and now we are about to see his adaption and directing abilities get put to good use.

    Congratulations to Andy and well done Peter!

    There’s nothing like taking a diamond from the rough and giving it a good polish.

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