Peter Jackson has made stars out of many through his “The Lord of the Rings” films. Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom come most to mind, while Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd are amongst former no-namers to be welcomed into the fame files following the franchise [Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Sean Astin and Cate Blanchett were, arguably, the better known entities before their outings in the trilogy].
With his latest project finally underway, a two-part prequel to the trilogy based on JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” Jackson’s cast is in the thick of their lives in the Shire region of Middle Earth.
Timed with Comic-Con, despite Peter Jackson confirming that footage would not yet be sneaked at the San Diego convention, Warner Bros. Pictures has released further images of the soon-to-be seriously famous Hobbits (well, seriously famous at conventions, at least).
Photos: By James Fisher for New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.