Andy Serkis: "Something Vibrant" About Working With Games
The performances are one of the biggest highlights of Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and one of those performers might be back for more.
Andy Serkis, who played the role of King Bohan in Heavenly Sword and the part of Monkey in Enslaved (as well as adopting the enviable role of Gollum in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy), has quite the resume. And in answering questions for the Official European PlayStation Community alongside Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades, Serkis said the team learned a lot from Heavenly Sword and the Antoniades/Serkis duo now works together "very successfully." Said Serkis:
"It was fantastic building on the reputation and all the things that we learned from Heavenly Sword. Tameem and I work together very successfully, and I even co-directed the performance capture sequences.
I think it's fair to say we have fairly similar tastes in what we aspire to create in the game. So for me it was a joy to get involved again, and I'm hoping it's going to continue because I think there is something very vibrant and dynamic about working this way."
Antoniades added that "it was kind of like having an old friend back" and the second time around, the process "went a lot smoother and quicker." There's no doubt that Ninja Theory excels when it comes to storytelling and capturing acting performances in a virtual world. Serkis and Lindsay Shaw (Trip) represent the backbone of the plot and even the atmosphere in Enslaved, and it's one of the primary reasons to play.
Now the question is, will Serkis move on and do other voiceover work for other studios...? He's plenty capable. We could use another Nolan North.
Related Game(s): Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
10/6/2010 10:21:26 AM Ben Dutka