Andy Serkis To Direct ‘The Bone Season’ and ‘Animal Farm’

Written on October 20, 2012 – 10:45 am | by Seth Quillen |
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London, England – October 22, 2012 – London-based performance capture studio The Imaginarium has secured the film rights to the highly anticipated book series The Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon as well as the film rights to adapt George Orwell’s seminal novel Animal Farm, it was announced today by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, founders […]

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Andy Serkis – An Oscar for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’?

Written on January 16, 2012 – 4:21 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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It’s been going around for sometime, that Andy Serkis should get an Oscar for his amazing work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. James Franso even wrote a personal appeal. My personal opinion has been that this is ridiculous. Serkis did the motion capture work which was later filled in by incredible computer graphic […]

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James Franco in the Fight for an Andy Serkis Oscar

Written on January 10, 2012 – 4:01 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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In an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar guys, James franco made a case for Andy Serkis to receive an Oscar for his portrayal of the Ape, Caesar in the  film, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Even though I disagree with a CG character receiving an award, Franco […]

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‘The Hobbit’, Production Video 2 With Andy Serkis AKA Gollum

Written on July 10, 2011 – 2:52 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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Peter Jackson has just released another excellent production video from the set of The Hobbit. The video talks about the end of “Shooting Block 1” (The two Hobbit films are being shot in 3 blocks, with breaks between each one). The clip also gives us a bit Andy Serkis and Jackson talking about Serkis directing […]

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First Clip From ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is Creepy

Written on April 12, 2011 – 2:15 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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This very short first clip from the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes film gave me some serious shivers. You just tell that the ape (presumably Caesar played Andy Serkis ) is in deep thought and I don’t think his thoughts are in the best interest of Humankind. The clip does quite well to foreshadow […]

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Filming On Peter Jackson’s Two ‘The Hobbit’ Movies Has Begun – Pre-Production Photos

Written on March 21, 2011 – 12:01 am | by Seth Quillen |
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Wellington, NZ, March 21, 2011—Production has commenced in Wellington, New Zealand, on “The Hobbit,” filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s widely read masterpiece. “The Hobbit” is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster […]

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First Image from ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Prequel Starring James Franco

Written on February 25, 2011 – 12:40 am | by Seth Quillen |
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Here’s the first official image from Rise of the Apes, the Planet of the Apes prequel starring James Franco. Rise of the Apes follows a young scientist played by Franco who is trying to cure Alzheimer’s with genetic engineering. In the process he creates a mega-smart ape, played by motion capture staple Any Serkis, which brings on a war for supremacy. The […]

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‘The Hobbit’ Finally Starts Filming on March 21

Written on February 6, 2011 – 11:09 pm | by Seth Quillen |
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Wellington, New Zealand – Production company, 3Foot7 Ltd, is pleased to announce that the first day of principal photography for THE HOBBIT will be Monday 21 March, 2011. This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios […]

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Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis And Elijah Wood all Officially Signed On For ‘The Hobbit’

Written on January 12, 2011 – 1:29 am | by Seth Quillen |
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Ian McKellen has signed on to return as the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s two The Hobbit movies. This was a bit of a given but it’s good to see it made official. Also TORn confirmed late last week that Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins) and Andy Serkis (Gollum) would also return to reprise their roles, […]

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