According to MTV’s movie blog, there’s a whole lotta interest coming out of Elijah Wood and it’s all directed at Peter Jackson’s follow on from (yet still the prequel to) Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. The curly-haired lad who played the pint sized Frodo in the epic movies has not spoken directly to Jackson, but emails have been exchanged on the subject, expressing interest and chatting about the contents of the movies.
“I haven’t spoken to him directly about it [but] I’ve e-mailed him, and as far as I know the two films that they’re doing, one will be The Hobbit and another will take place between the 60 years that happened between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.”
This news confirms that which rumour mills have been spinning out ever since news hit that there would be a double feature made out of The Hobbit, instead of a single movie, that the second movie will be a bridge between The Hobbit and the first installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring. However, the years between those two installments feature very little information about Wood’s character, other than news of his parents’ deaths and his move to be with Bilbo, so the question remains, just how much of Frodo will there be in this new film? Wood doesn’t seem to care, all he seems to want is to go back and see his friends again.
“Nothing was really written with Frodo involved in it. That was sort of an ancillary tale outside of Lord of the Rings. I can’t imagine that they [Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens] would write great reams of information regarding my character. But if he [Frodo] should show up, it would actually be the perfect way to revisit because it could be small enough that I could go back and have a nice sort of reunion with the memories that I have of the experience.”
Image above by Victor Juhasz