Converting already popular movies to 3D is a vastly growing trend, because it totally rakes in more cash for movies that already made more than enough the first time. Now The Lord Of The Rings might be the next thing to follow Lion King, Star Wars, & The Titanic into the 3D release trend, and star Elijah Wood talks about the possibility of Peter Jackson pulling a George Lucas….
While promoting his latest, the animated sequel Happy Feet 2,
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood was of course questioned about his adventures in Middle Earth. While speaking to Movie Web, Wood brought up the possibility of LOTR going for the 3D conversion:
“I think it would be cool to see. There’s talk of releasing a dimensionalised trilogy eventually. 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. But I know that they wouldn’t dimensionalise it unless it was a super meticulous process.”
He also talked about the upcoming conversions of the Star Wars Saga & James Cameron’s Titanic:
“I mean, Titanic’s coming out in 3D now, and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which means we have to wait three movies to get to the fucking good shit, 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!”
Elijah will reprise his role of Frodo in the two part prequel The Hobbit, here is what Wood said about his return to The Shire:
“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. 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.'”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit theaters December 14, 2012, with a trailer expected to hit December 16 in front of Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. The Hobbit: There And Back Again, will be released a year later, on December 13, 2013.