The massively popular book series Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien has become one of if not the most successful fantasy franchises in history. Throughout the years, there have been several adaptations of Tolkien’s famous book series. From director Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation of the book in 1978, to the company Rankin Bass’ animated television special in 1980, The Lord of The Rings has become quite the influential franchise for the fantasy genre. However, Tolkien’s book series reached widespread acclaim when Peter Jackson directed The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, the last of which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Ever since Jackson’s trilogy ended, the Lord of the Rings franchise has become iconic in pop culture to this day.

The franchise is still shown to be relevant in 2020, as Daedalic Entertainment is creating a video game that focuses on Gollum, the obsessive and disgusting creature made famous by actor Andy Serkis. On August 24, the first teaser for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was released.

in the brief teaser trailer, we open in Gollum’s cave. The first shot is that of several fish heads that have been devoured by the unstable creature lying around. The camera then pans across the cave with several drawings are seen of Mount Doom and that of the sun. The camera then shows a silhouette of Gollum crawling around through the rocks in his cave. The character then climbs up on a hill before briefly hiding from the evil Sauron’s forces as they fly by. We then see Mount Doom and the Eye of Sauron in the background as Gollum watches on in contemplation of what will happen. The camera then cuts to the logo of the game as the brief teaser trailer ends.

Very little information has been revealed to the public about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum aside from the fact that it is being released in 2021. However, fans are nonetheless excited to return to the world of Middle-Earth and play the game.

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