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Andy Serkis is King Kong!

Andy Serkis (Gollum from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) is playing King Kong as well as a regular acting part in the Peter Jackson remake of the 30's classic. He's joining Jack Black (of Tenacious-D and School of Rock fame), Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody on the casting line-up.

If you read the "Gollum Actor 'To Play' King Kong" story (BBC On-Line; Friday 11th June 2004) please ignore them called Gollum a 'warped hobbit'. Grrr....

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ua_meruti
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC)
I believe you'll find that Gollum was portrayed as a warped Hobbit in the films ;)
angusabranson
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
grrrr..... grrr.......
:-p
angusabranson
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
...twitch....
ua_meruti
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)
Please tell me you weren't one of these people that whinged about them not including Tom Bombadil and the Barrowdowns?
robinbloke
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
Tom Bombadil

Best scene ever cut.
ua_meruti
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:48 am (UTC)
No it's not, he skips around and sings a lot.
Plus if they'd included that, the total amount of times that Frodo gets his arse kicked would have gone up by 2 more times, bringing the total to 4 or possibly 5, which would make him out to be a pretty lame-ass hero for people that haven't read the books.
robinbloke
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
He was the LOTR's very own big gay al, I just can't see it working.
Only good thing about the scene would be, as you say, Frodo getting his arse kicked (thus we would know more about the barrows) and Goldberry.
ua_meruti
Jun. 11th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
See as I get mixed up there, I thought you were implying that the scene should have been included.
Not only would he get his arse kicked in the Barrows, he would also get it kicked in the Old Forest by a tree. A bloody tree for crying out loud. The fate of Middle-Earth rests in the hands of a being that can't take on an immobile oak tree and expect to win!
I never really liked Fellowship of the Ring (the book), at least in part because the hero got the crap kicked out of him a little too much. Frodo was, quite frankly, useless. I know he was supposed to come over as being not quite hero material (as were all the Hobbits) but I think Tolkien went a little overboard. Plus the other Hobbits manage to overcome their ineptitude, but Frodo really doesn't and that's a shame.
robinbloke
Jun. 11th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Nope, I'm firmly against Tom Campabil!
angusabranson
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
I'm 'so' in the camp that thought dropping Tom Bombadil was one of the best things Jackson could do. The Fellowship as a movie was excellent. Although there were things that Jackson dropped/added in the following two films that I was a bit more dubious about.
ua_meruti
Jun. 11th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
Am I the only one that thought the Rohirric "city" didn't look big enough to house all the people that were milling around in it?
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