Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Hobbit to start filming in June

I am a huge fan of Peter Jackson's masterpiece trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. So naturally, I'm really looking forward to seeing The Hobbit, which is young Bilbo Baggins' story and the prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

Apparently, Sir Ian McKellen has recently confirmed that the movie will start filming in June of this year in New Zealand, where he will reprise the role of Gandalf the Grey.

The Hobbit will be made in two films and casting is underway in Los Angeles, New York and London. Filming will be done over the course of a year.

Expected to return are Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Andy Serkis as Gollum and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel.

The movie will be directed by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson will produce.

Of course the most pressing question on most people's mind is who will get to play the young Bilbo Baggins. Rumours have pegged a few actors for the role, including James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire and David Tennant.

Who would be your favourite for the role?
Sir Ian McKellen's website now puts the start of the filming of The Hobbit in July

1 comment:

  1. Of course, I'd love and drool to see David Tennant in it BUT he's way too skinny and tall for a hobbit. I think it'd take someone who looked like Dominic Monagham: blond, brown eyes, short and lovely.