Saturday, May 21, 2011


Roll Sound, Roll Camera and Action on The Hobbit

The Hobbit is in production in New Zealand, and filming at all the original sound stages that The Lord of The Rings filmed on. Just like LOTR's did, The Hobbit makes everything as real as possible. So all actors go through a training bootcamp for horses. In the video below you will see what type of team it takes to bring something like this to the silver screen. The movie will be broken up into two parts. The films will follow Bilbo Baggins and his friends on a journey to reclaim the treasure taken by the dragon Smaug.

The equine actors in The LOTR's movies gave superb performances. The trainers worked very hard to bring the characters to life that J.R.R Tolkien created, like Shadowfax and Bergo. The Hobbit will hopefully do the same as Peter Jackson has decided to reprieve his role as Director along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens to write it. At one point Guillermo del Toro was set to direct it, but now he is co-writing it with the girls. All the original cast will reprieve their roles, except for Martin Freeman who takes the title role of Bilbo Baggins. Ian McKellen returns as the great Gandalf the Grey, and Kate Blanchett will return as Galadriel. Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, and Christopher Lee will all return to play their original characters. Ian Holm who played Bilbo in the LOTR films will make an appearance as old Bilbo in the Hobbit.

The Dwarves are played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), Ken Stott (Balin), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), William Kircher (Bifur) James Nesbitt (Bofur), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Rob Kazinsky (Fili), Aidan Turner (Kili), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), John Callen (Oin), Jed Brophy (Nori), Mark Hadlow (Dori) and Adam Brown (Ori). Jeffrey Thomas and Mike Mizrahi also join the cast as Dwarf Kings Thror and Thrain.

Movie is set to release for the first installment in December 2012 and will be in 3D