Ian McKellen discusses visiting The Hobbit 3D tests

“I’ve seen Bilbo - in three dimensions”


The Hobbit is finally to begin shooting later this month – something many of us feared would never happen – and, just in case we needed it, Ian McKellen’s got proof.

The British thesp, who’ll play Gandalf once more in Peter Jackson’s adap of the prequel to Lord Of The Rings, caught a 3D test for the film involving Martin Freeman.

Reporting on his official website, McKellen writes:

“I was visiting old friends in the Stone Street offices and heard Martin Freeman was just round the corner by the permanent greenscreen, done up as Bilbo, testing his costume in front of the 3D cameras.

“Indeed, there he was in the open air, mostly oblivious to the camera, though turning this way and that as required.”

For more on McKellen’s visit,  check out his website.

The Hobbit: Part One opens December 2012.

3D? Or not 3D? Do you think The Hobbit should really require us to wear those annoying specs for three hours a pop? Tell us below...


    • willow138

      Mar 9th 2011, 11:59

      never been so excited about a film in my life

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 9th 2011, 12:09

      Smaug in 3D, it better be worth the extra fiver a ticket.

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    • Nashnash

      Mar 9th 2011, 16:11

      I have no doubt that it can pull off decent looking 3D better than pretty much every other 3D film ever but I still hate that it's in 3D. There's no point. The Lord of the Rings films weren't 3D, I don't think this should be. And 3D is just massively pointless gimmicky nonsense anyway. I just hope they release it in 2D as well.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 9th 2011, 20:16

      The Hobbit on the IMAX screen is all I care about.

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    • Starkiller1701

      Mar 10th 2011, 2:25

      They have to do it just right.

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    • HarleyquinnLove

      Mar 18th 2011, 21:30

      imax=awesome. 3D=fricken stupid....some movies arnt made for 3D.

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