Amazon is hard at work, developing the alleged billion-dollar television series based on The Lord of the Rings. Rumors are circulating that Peter Jackson may be involved, begging the question as to whether or not others from Jackson’s films will return.
Andy Serkis played Gollum in the original Lord of the Rings Trilogy and returned to play the character in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, it seems his portrayal of the character has come to an end. Cinema Blend asked Andy Serkis if he would return and play Gollum in the Amazon series and he made it clear its not something he would be interested in:
“Oh boy, listen, I mean…I don’t think so. And if I was anyone making those, they’re obviously going to want to start fresh and create something brand new. And that’s how it should be. That’s what you do with great, classic pieces of work. Like [The Jungle Book]. It bears repetition, and it bears reinterpretation. And I think it needs a fresh pair of ears and eyes, and I’m sure that’s the way they’ll go.”
Serkis is currently working on a reinterpretation of The Jungle Book, titled Mowgli. The film is due out in October.
Amazon Studios will be producing The Lord of the Rings along with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Lord of the Rings television series as we learn it.
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
Hit Next to learn about seven epic things likely to happen during the final season of Game of Thrones.