VENICE – The 75th International Venice Film Festival will open with a showing of Gollum, featuring Andy Serkis.

Venice Film Festival will open with a remastered version of the film Gollum, starring Andy Serkis. Based on the popular fantasy character from Lord of the Rings, Gollum will show at the Sala Darsena on the Lido as a special pre-opening event. Directed by Paul Wegener in 1920, the film is in black and white and is silent. Music will be provided by Admir Shkurtaj.

We caught up with Andy Serkis to ask him about the news. He had this to say:

I think you’re mistaken. They’re showing Golem. It’s a different film.

Are you happy to be there?

I would be, but I don’t think I’ve got an invite. You see it isn’t the same film. It has a different title. And spelling. And it was filmed in 1920.

When you were very young. Was this your first role?

I wasn’t even born.

Say ‘My precioussssss’.

No. NO, Goddamn it!

I’ll give you a fish. 

My precioussssss.

The Venice Film Festival starts on the 27th of August.

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