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Gollum to co-direct Lord of The Rings prequel

Written on April 09, 2011 by R. Depp

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Yes, you read that right – Gollum will direct Lord of the Ring prequel “Hobbit” with Peter Jackson.

, who played in the trilogy will be reprising his role and will also serve as second unit director for . The film series’ director, , hired him.

Serkis to in an interview with the Reporter:

“A lot of the crew from ‘The ’ 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.”

Serkis already has experience in directing, including performance capture on a couple video games including “Heavenly Sword.” But the actor said he was surprised and thrilled when Jackson asked him to co-direct. “When Peter asked me. There was this email out of the blue. It was a fantastic surprise,” Serkis revealed.

As for Serkis’ return to Middle Earth as the tragic creature Gollum, he said:

“I was looking forward to doing it. He never really left me.”

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