I’ve mentioned before how much I appreciate Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. They are marked by fidelity to the original stories and excellence in the craft of acting and sound production to produce great audio entertainment.

Coming October 15, 2009, is their version of C.S. Lewis’s masterful story, The Screwtape Letters. It will star Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes “sneak peek” (RSS readers may have to click through):

More info at the official website.

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7 thoughts on “Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) Playing Screwtape in Full-Length Audio Drama”

  1. Loren Eaton says:

    Too awesome for words.

  2. Grego says:

    WOW! I am speechless after just viewing the promo clip. This will be amazing.

    Interestingly, and speaking of turning something on it’s head, Randy Alcorn just had an intersting post on his blog about the “problem” of good in the world (instead of the oft-spoken problem of evil question).

    http://randyalcorn.blogspot.com/2009/09/what-is-problem-of-goodness.html

    Quite a combo!

  3. Dan Phillips says:

    Love FotF and their radio dramas; love that my kids give me an excuse to listen to Adventures in Odyssey.

    But color me a bit diffident on this. Serkis’ inclination is to go ‘way over the top, whereas Lewis envisioned Hell as the ultimate bureaucracy. (Not saying that is a Biblical image, but that is the “feel” of the Letters.)

    John Cleese caught that, with on-target British restraint. Serkis? We’ll see.

  4. Niles says:

    Can’t wait to hear the whole thing. Definitely a new flavor to the book. I can’t say I love the artwork for the project, but the content sounds promising. The website is pretty horrible too, but I can certainly get past that.

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