‘The Hobbit’s’ Multi-Racial Cast Will Be Shot In 3D

Monday, November 29 by

A couple of updates from The Hobbit camp. No, Ian McKellan isn’t official yet but you know who is? All ethnicities!! A casting director was dismissed from the production after placing a newspaper ad only requesting light-skinned people audition to play Hobbit extras. In actuality, Peter Jackson and company never specified any particular race be featured in the film. This decision was solely made by the casting director. Then again, it’s New Zealand. Where are you going to find non-whites? I hope that newspaper didn’t charge by the letter.

Secondly, the decision has been made to make The Hobbit films awesome. It was inevitable that the film would be presented in 3D, but now we have confirmation that it will be shot in 3D as opposed to being post-converted a la Clash Of The Titans. Furthermore, the production will use 30 cameras during their 380 day shoot. Damn. I get tired just opening a tripod. This crew is going to be SPENT. (via NY Times and Engadget)

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  1. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm


    Yeah but Hobbit’s are white. Since when did society become so prudish, I bet you anything if they had been looking for blacks that it would have been accepted if a white man had been turned down because you know what? who gives a damn; he is white! Middle-Earth is a European based setting and putting a description on what type of people you are looking for should not be a crime.

  2. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm

    Lotr Uda

    There are no black hobbits.

  3. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm

    K Lorrie

    It’s not racist just because thats not the type of people they are casting for! So if they had to be fat would we make a big deal if a skinny person got turned down? What if they had to be female? These roles shouldn’t be open to everyone just for the hell of it. It most definately was not meant to be “racist”. Over sensative fools these gripers.

  4. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm

    Tt Erie

    yeah but they used an indian as one of the four hobbits doubles in the lord of the rings. they just had to put make-up and latex over them. It shouldn’t be a problem.

  5. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm

    Tt Erie

    They used an indian double in lord of the rings as one of the hobbits height double but just used latex and make up for him to look like the actor. It shouldn’t be a problem.

  6. November 29, 2010 3:35 pm


    FUCKING NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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