A film based on “The Hobbit” has been on the cards since “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy. Did you ever think it would actually happen? You just keep your own sanity because, you know, I do have a life outside Middle-earth. There were many ups and downs, and there was a bit of a relief when there was finally a start date and we could get on with it.
By Ruel S. De Vera
As unthinkable as it is, it has now been nearly a decade since moviegoers have visited JRR Tolkien’s fantastical Middle-earth, nine years since director Peter Jackson conquered this earth with—and received Oscars for—2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Since then, the people in front of and behind the camera of enchantment have gone their separate ways, done different things, just like the epic’s fictional Fellowship.