Elijah Wood Hints 'Lord of the Rings' 3D Re-Release, Talks Frodo's Role in 'Hobbit'
"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy might follow the footstep of "Titanic" and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", which are set to be re-released in 3D. Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo Baggins in the epic series, revealed that there have been some discussions about re-dimensionalizing the movies.
"I think it would be cool to see. There's talk of releasing a dimensionalized trilogy eventually," Wood told Den of Geek. "I'm okay with doing post-process 3D, as long as someone takes the time."
"What I'm upset about is when a movie doesn't have the budget and the time to devote to it and they're not fine-tuning the detail of that, because it can look really bad and cheap," the 30-year-old actor added. "But I know that they wouldn't dimensionalize it unless it was a super meticulous process."
He went on saying, "I mean, Titanic's coming out in 3D now, and 'Star Wars: Episode I', which means we have to wait three movies to get to the f***ing good s***, it's unbelievable, I'm like, we have to wait three years for that? You're doing 'Episode I' first? [frustrated squeal], what a bummer!"
During the chat, Wood also opened up about reprising his role as Frodo in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Explaining that he only gets a small part in the film, the actor said, "Very little, very little. It's just a little cameo really, but it should only be a cameo, mainly because Frodo's not alive at the time of 'The Hobbit'."
On how he prepared himself to return as Frodo, the actor said, "Before we started, I watched 'Fellowship' again, just to remember the way that he spoke. Outside of that it was revisiting something I'd spent the better part of four years playing, and it was just a joy."
The Iowa-born actor also shared about reuniting with his "Lord of the Rings" co-star in "The Hobbit". He said, "It felt like a giant family reunion in a way. The weirdest thing was being on set, looking down at my feet and it just feeling oddly normal, like, 'Here we are, doing another scene at Bag End, 10 years later'."
Wood is currently filming "The Hobbit" in New Zealand. He is joined by Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen who reprise their roles as Legolas, Galadriel, Gollum and Gandalf respectively. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman is set to play Frodo's uncle, Bilbo.
"The Hobbit" will arrive in U.S. theaters on December 14, 2012, while its follow-up "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" will be released nationwide on December 13, 2013.
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