The great modern-day actor Andy Serkis (real name Andrew Serkissian) was found dead in his swimming pool today by his maid. While a great actor in his own right, Serkis is more well known for his work in motion capture, with his performance given a CG-makeover for the likes of Gollum in Lord Of The Rings, Kong in King Kong, as well as mo-capped roles in the upcoming Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Adventures Of Tin Tin.
A close friend of Serkis revealed the possible cause of his death:
“Its all stupid Spielberg’s fault! He kept trying to push Andy further and further with mo-cap stuff, and he finally broke and agreed to star as the shark in the remake of Jaws!”
When approached for comment, Spielberg had this to say:
“I am deeply morose [sic] about the lose of my close friend Andy. I had the pleasure to work with him on the set of TinTin, and he is truly the world’s greatest mo-cap performer. If anyone in the world could have pulled off mo-capping the shark in the remake of Jaws, it was Andy.”
Video footage from the CCTV cameras around Serkis’ home have found that he had been living in and around his swimming pool for almost two weeks prior to his date of death, with the last four days spent entirely underwater. Along with his body, police found the carcasses of seventeen fish at the bottom of the pool, along with a digested licence plate and most of the hull of a small boat.
Rumours thats all of this is in fact Serkis’ attempt at mo-capping for the role of Joe Gills in the remake of Sunset Boulevard is yet to be confirmed.
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