The Hobbit’s Second Unit Will Be Directed by Gollum

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Peter Jackson has hired Andy Serkis — a.k.a. the dude who plays Gollum via performance-capture technology — to direct the second unit on both The Hobbit 1 and 2. Serkis, whose directing experience has mostly been in the field of performance-capture video -game shoots, says, "I think I understand Peter’s sensibility and we have a common history of understanding Middle Earth." Anyway, Gollum's in charge now, people — get used to it. [Heat Vision/HR]