Finally, the long wait on the prequel to The Lord of The Rings Trilogy is underway and currently filming in New Zealand. Orlando Bloom signs up and joins the cast of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” prequel projects scheduled for release in 2012 and 2013.
Although Bloom’s previous elf character isn’t written in J.R.R Tolkien’s original novel, Jackson is excited to reveal that Middle Earth will once more revel in Legolas’ presence. The director can’t wait to work with Bloom and quips that as much as 10 years has passed by since Lord of The Rings brought Orlando’s stardom to great heights, he doesn’t look a day older than the day he first wowed audiences as Legolas. That in itself, makes him a wonderful elf indeed!
With 14 years sitting on the drawing board, The “Hobbit” prequel movies finally gets a move on things after getting buried in some set backs. New Line Cinema had Peter Jackson filing suit against them for claims of lost revenue related to The Fellowship of the Ring.
Taking on Guillermo del Torro as it’s new director three year later, conflicts in scheduling forced him to drop out of the project in May 2010 bringing Jackson back in his director’s chair in October of 2010.
As if that was enough hoopla surrounding the films, union disputes in New Zealand put the project on a tipped edge of relocating filming all the way to Europe. And just to put the cherry on the delay icing, Jackson suffered from a perforated ulcer and had to undergo surgery.
Now back in the good saddle, Jackson has his Facebook page beaming with images of him hanging out on the set of this much awaited prequel. Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis are also reliving their previous roles from the epic trilogy of The Lord of The Rings. The Hobbit prequel has its plot centred on the characters of Bilbo and Frodo.
I wonder if they will wear ruby rings.
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