LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis is following up his acclaimed turn in the hit fantasy trilogy with a remake of one the most shocking horror movies ever made.

Serkis, who was the human form behind the computer-animated character Gollum in the fantasy franchise, is being lined up for the new version of ROMAN POLANSKI's cult 1968 shocker ROSEMARY'S BABY, playing a priest who hunts down Satanically possessed mothers.

Serkis says, "It's set in an in vitro fertilisation clinic so it's less satanic and more supernatural.

"You're not quite sure if he's a religious freak who goes around murdering pregnant women because he believes they're carrying Satan's spawn, or whether he's on to something for real."

22/12/2003 14:13