News for Sep. 19, 2004

Gorillas in his midst - Serkis goes wild

9/19/04, 2:53 pm EST - Xoanon

British actor Andy Serkis is so determined to get it right playing King Kong, he visited Rwanda to observe endangered wild gorillas. Serkis, now in Wellington for Peter Jackson's $200 million movie, will be the basis for the computer-generated giant gorilla, in the same way he was for Gollum in The Lord of the Rings films. He will also play Lumpy the cook on the ship Venture. [More]