What’s “Makeover”, Precious?
Gollum, the way he appears in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies, might be the only character I can think of that desperately needs a makeover, but for the sake of his character should not have one, but is getting one anyway. In the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game, developers say that he will not look like the way we are used to seeing him in the movies. As I said a few days ago, people don’t generally want to play as the ugliest, slimiest thing they can imagine, so it might be a good thing that Gollum will look different.
In an interview with Edge Magazine, developer Daedalic Entertainment senior producer Kai Fiebig spoke about Gollum’s appearance. “We don’t want to displease the folks who have only seen the movies. But in short, he doesn’t look like Andy Serkis. We started with the person he was and then evolved him. You can see that this was once something like a human being, before the Ring corrupted him. We have more storytelling possibilities than the movies ever had, and for us, it was very important to show a different set of emotions. We need somebody you could almost love, and on the other hand somebody you can really be afraid of. And at some points, trust me, you will fear him.”
Gollum has generally had the same appearance in video games such as the ones tied-in directly to the movies and Shadow of Mordor, so it will be interesting to see what Daedalic has in store for our “hero’s” look. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum currently has no release date.
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