Hobbit world was buzzing over the weekend at the news that comedian Stephen Colbert would make a cameo in one of the upcoming films from Peter Jackson.
The undisclosed role was confirmed by THR following an interview with Playboy magazine (link is NSFW-ish; it is Playboy after all) in which Colbert said, "Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year. I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut and it was amazing. Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films."
Meanwhile, unrelated to The Hobbit but still involving one of the integral members of the trilogy, Andy Serkis is set to direct and star in a motion capture remake of George Orwell's Animal Farm.
The property has been adapted twice before, first in an animated form in 1954 and then a live action TV movie starring Kelsey Grammar, Ian Holm and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Serkis said in a statement that, "by utilizing performance capture, a deeply talented and committed cast of actors will be able to explore and fully inhabit Orwell's fairy tale world where 'some animals are more equal than other.'"
Orwell's novel finds a group of farm animals successfully revolting against their human owner, only to fall into a deeper tyranny amongst themselves.
No release date was announced nor which four-legged animals Serkis plans to play.