Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood has revealed how he found returning to New Zealand for The Hobbit much like a family reunion, as he spent a lot of time with many of the same cast and crew during his Lord of the Rings days. Elijah also admitted that he kind of felt like he was going back in time due to the fact that he is playing the same character but is so much older in real life.
Wood explained, "The opportunity to go back to New Zealand to play that character again... it felt like a family reunion. It felt like stepping back into time. I turned 19 in Hobbiton and I'm 30 now!" Meanwhile, Peter Jackson revealed that they are about two thirds of the way through filming. He added, "It's going great," he said. "We're probably two-thirds of the way through shooting and I go back to New Zealand in about two weeks and we start another hundred days of shooting."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sees the return of Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen, as well as director Peter Jackson and many more. There are also the new faces of Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch, to name just a few. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be released on December 14, 2012.