Entertainment Weekly are doing a spread on The Hobbit, and have just published these images of Martin Freeman on their website, EW.com
Martin Freeman, who's playing the central character, Bilbo Baggins, is pictured in silhouette and in character in his house, Bag End, and in conversation with director Peter Jackson.
Peter Jackson had a few words to say about Freeman:
Says Jackson: ''He fits the ears, and he's got some very nice feet... I think he's got the biggest hobbit feet we've had so far. They're a little bit hard to walk in, but he's managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.''
There's also a picture of Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf.
''In a way, his role in The Hobbit has more technical difficulties than Lord of the Rings did, because he has scenes with 14 smaller characters — obviously the dwarves and the hobbit are shorter... I remember saying to him [laughs], ''Look, this isn't Waiting for Godot or King Lear. This is The Hobbit. This is the real thing.''
The shoot is currently scheduled to run for 254 days, which is actually only 12 days short of the shooting time required for the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. Obviously the technical difficulties of having 14 smaller characters creates issues, and one can imagine that they director and crew really want to make sure they get it right this time!
The Hobbit will be released in 3D. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14 2012, and The Hobbit: There and Back Again is scheduled for Dec 13, 2013.
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