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Ian McKellen Ceased Elijah’s Punk Music on ‘The Hobbit’ Set

Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Peter Jackson on the set of 'The Hobbit'Ian McKellen made a deal with Elijah Wood to stop him playing punk rock songs when they were filming The Hobbit.

The 73-year-old screen legend wasn't a fan of the 31-year-old actor's choice of music when they were in the make-up trailer together, so had to find a compromise which worked for them both.

“We brokered a deal, where he could have 15 minutes of music, then I could have 15 minutes of no music,” McKellen told Empire.

The star had a great time reprising his role as Gandalf the wizard for the movie - a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy - but admits some of the modern shooting techniques left him in tears. In the film, Gandalf is a huge man and in order to make the scenes with the diminutive hobbits and dwarves look convincing McKellen had to film his scenes on his own, and the process depressed him:

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Elijah Wood’s ‘Family Reunion’ Filming The Hobbit

Elijah WoodElijah Wood thought it was “bonkers” to return to New Zealand to film The Hobbit.

The 31-year-old actor visited Hobbiton, New Zealand, to reprise his role as hobbit Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings prequel, and he admitted it was like a “family reunion” being back with his fellow castmates.

“I was there 11 years ago. That's bonkers! And it hasn't changed. It was really amazing! It was a remarkable experience, and a great family reunion. It felt like stepping back into time. It was a gift. It was awesome!”

Elijah has also been filming animated project TRON: Uprising, a prequel to the TRON: Legacy blockbuster, and he found it was “super-cool” to be part of a mythological world he is so familiar with whilst voicing new character Beck for Disney's upcoming animated production.

 

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Elijah Wood’s Hobbit Surprise

Elijah Wood filming The Hobbit

Elijah Wood is excited to watch The Hobbit as a “fan.”

The actor - who returns to play his Lord of the Rings character Frodo Baggins in the Peter Jackson-directed prequel - has shot his scenes for the movie in New Zealand, and is particularly excited about seeing the film because he does not have the “deep knowledge” of what else is being filmed.

 

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Elijah Wood Confirmed for Hobbit Role

Elijah Wood as Frodo BagginsIt has been confirmed that Elijah Wood will appear in The Hobbit.

The 29-year-old actor, who played Frodo Baggins in the Lords of the Rings film franchise, will definitely appear in the forthcoming movie prequel, despite his character not featuring in the original J.R.R. Tolkein novel.

Producers are rumored to have written the film with an opening sequence in which Frodo begins to read about his uncle Bilbo Baggins' adventures.

A statement by Elijah's representatives confirmed his involvement and also revealed that he is set for a busy few months as he will also feature in a TV mini-series of Treasure Island alongside Eddie Izzard. “Wood is confirmed to star in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, to be shot in New Zealand. In addition, he has signed on to play Ben Gunn in Stewart Harcourt's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island alongside Eddie Izzard. The two part/ four hour miniseries will be airing on Sky TV in the UK,” the statement read.

Filming for The Hobbit - which will be split into two parts and also stars Martin Freeman and Cate Blanchett- is due to begin in New Zealand next month.

 


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 14, 2010

Prince of Persia DVDHere are some of the options available today:

  • Delicatessan: Blu-ray
  • Jacob’s Ladder: DVD, Blu-ray
  • James and the Giant Peach: DVD
  • Just Wright: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Letters to Juliet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Blu-ray
  • Monster House: Blu-ray 3D
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?: DVD
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Seven: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: August 6, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Other Guys (PG-13): starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes (directed by Adam McKay)
  • Step Up 3-D (PG-13): starring Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson, Adam Sevani (directed by Jon Chu)
  • Cairo Time* (PG): starring Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya (directed by Ruba Nadda)
  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed* (R): starring Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston (directed by J. Blakeson)
  • Flipped* (PG): starring Madeline Carroll, Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller (directed by Rob Reiner)
  • Lebanon* (R): starring Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen (directed by Samuel Maoz)
  • Middle Men* (R): starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht (directed by George Gallo)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 6, 2010

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cocoon: Blu-ray
  • Dreamscape: Blu-ray
  • Flight of the Intruder: Blu-ray
  • Jade: Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings (1978 animated version): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy: Blu-ray
  • The Natural (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • Poseidon: Blu-ray
  • The Relic: Blu-ray
  • The Thomas Crown Affair: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 29, 2009

9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 9: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Carriers: DVD
  • Facing Ali: DVD
  • Home Front: Blu-ray
  • Jennifer’s Body: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Marine 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paranormal Activity: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Perfect Getaway: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Princess of Mars: DVD
  • Vampire Killers: DVD
  • Weather Girl: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Sequel News: Wild Hogs, Happy Feet and More


Wild Hogs: The ride has just come to an end for John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride, a sequel to the 2007 comedy, has just been scrapped by Disney. Although it’s unclear why the Touchstone project was pulled, the film is just one of several canned since Rich Ross became the new studio chief.

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Casting Corner: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jake Gyllenhaal: The Jarhead star may be prepping to play another military man in Source Code, a sci-fi thriller. The movie, which will be directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), centers on a soldier who wakes up as a commuter on a train. The passenger is forced to relive the experience again and again until the mystery behind a bombing is determined. Shooting should start in early 2010.

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