ELIJAH WOOD: KEEPING AN EYE ON THE HOBBIT

Inter-Continental HotelLORD OF THE RINGS star ELIJAH WOOD may have moved on to other things (like the animated sci-fi film 9) but he’s still keeping an eye on Middle Earth. We spoke to WOOD recently about what he’s been up to and he talked about how much he’s looking forward to the PETER JACKSON/GUILLERMO del TORO collab on THE HOBBIT. Listen in below:

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9 opens in theaters September 9 (get it?!?…9/9/09…jus’ sayn’) 

SIR IAN MCKELLEN TO APPEAR IN THE HOBBIT?

193Here’s one to file under, “Well, duh! But also good”. Guillermo del Toro told Radio 5, as picked up by The One Ring.net, that Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving would be appearing in The Hobbit.

It won’t come as any great surprise to, well, anyone, but it is welcome news that those members of the Lord of the Rings cast who also appear in The Hobbit will be playing the roles they originated in Del Toro’s sort-of prequel to Jackson’s trilogy.

We’re due a Bilbo casting announcement any day now, but we hope that this tidbit of almost-news will keep you going until then.

VIA: EMPIRE ONLINE

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