LOTR Gollum Movie Will Explore Parts Of His Story The Original Trilogy Didn’t Cover

Warner Bros. is making new Lord of the Rings live-action movies, and the film studio is bringing back Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens to make them. The first of these projects is a film about Gollum in development under the working title The Hunt for Gollum, with Andy Serkis directing. Jackson recently spoke to Deadline about why he wanted to begin with a movie about Gollum and provided some clues about what to expect.

He said he’s always been fascinated by Gollum/Smeagol because of what the character represents.

“Gollum reflects the worst of human nature, whilst his Smeagol side is, arguably, quite sympathetic,” Jackson said. “I think he connects with readers and film audiences alike, because there’s a little bit of both of them in all of us.”

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