Justin writes: I’m a long time reader of theonering.net, and I’ve found something that will be of interest to the community. Recently, The Lord of the Rings’ very own Andy Serkis was cast in a radio drama presentation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” a story that Lewis dedicated to none other than Tolkien himself. I bought the collection for my fiancée (also a self-professed Tolkien geek!). We listened to it in the car, and it was excellent. A lot of the dialogue is lifted directly from Lewis’ superb text, and brought to life by Serkis’ amazing performance as the title character. It includes a behind-the-scenes bonus DVD that also has a section talking about the Inklings. screwtape.com
Kevin writes: Andy Serkis — known and loved the world over for his portrayal of Gollum — has been working on an audio release of C. S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters. With a flair that only Andy has for vocal interpretation, he brings the demonic character of Uncle Screwtape to life, or “un-life” as the case may be and depending on your point of view. Releases in bookstores October 15, 2009. Click here for a short vid.