Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier

VideoWatch: Andy Serkis talks acting and his Planet of the Apes game

In conversation with Oli at EGX earlier today.

Earlier today I had the privilege of taking the stage with Andy Serkis - famed Hollywood actor, master of the art of performance capture, the man behind Gollum, Snoke, Kong and Captain Haddock for goodness' sake. He visited EGX in Birmingham to promote Planet of the Apes: Lost Frontier, a cinematic adventure game set in the world of the recent Apes movies (in which Serkis starred as Caesar), and created by Imaginarium, the UK production studio that he co-founded. (Martin recently checked the game out and discussed its intriguing multiplayer component.)

I've got a real soft spot for the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy. A small part of it is how much fun it is to see some fairly serious science fiction in the cinema (though the less said about the climax of the series the better), and an even bigger part of it is just seeing Maurice's beautiful face. Maurice! You wonderful orangutan, you, with your screen-filling cheeks.