Martin Freeman and Ian McKellan are seen in our first look at Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit
Posted by: Zack Bruce
We still have a good amount of time before Peter Jackson’s adaptation of THE HOBBIT releases on December 14, 2012. Today Jackson has decided to let fans get a small peek inside the home of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Not only that but we also get a look at Ian McKellan back as Gandalf.
Each of the photos were accompanied by some tidbits on the actors and filming. The first had to do with Freeman and the Bilbo costume, Jackson said this, ”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.”
Jackson then spoke on filming again with McKellan as Gandalf, ”He’s in fantastic form. 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 final tidbit Jackson gives deals with shooting on the film, ”There’s no way you can pace yourself for shoots like these. When we were going through the schedule for The Hobbit, I felt a terrible drop in my stomach when I saw that we’d be shooting for 254 days. We’re only 12 days short of The Lord of the Rings even though we’re only doing two movies. When I saw that, I had to sort of pick myself up off the floor and carry on.”