The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has been spotted in Perth casually busking to a bunch of unsuspecting punters on Friday.
The beloved Hobbit is in the country for Supernova 2019, delighting fans in both Sydney and Perth with his presence. Wood, who starred as Frodo Baggins throughout the magnificent trilogy, was filmed playing the piano at Freemantle Markets. The tune in question? The almighty Star Wars theme.
A Fremantle Markets spokesperson told The Western Australian that once people realised who the bloke was, they absolutely flocked for a selfie.
If you’re curious about what Mr Elijah Wood has been up to lately, he has a very cool podcast with Daniel Noah called Visitations. In it, the duo sit down with some of their favourite creators in the film industry and beyond like absolute legend Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), Mike Flanagan (Haunting of Hill House), and Dan Harmon who you’ll no doubt know as the creator and producer behind Community and the co-creator of Rick and Morty.
You can check it out right HERE.
Wood also co-founded film production company SpectreVision, which produced that gnarly film Mandy starring Nicolas Cage.
As for the ginormous Lord of the Rings franchise, Amazon is gearing up to unleash a new prequel series upon the world at some point in the future.
After a great bloody battle between Netflix and Amazon, the latter sealed a deal for a five-season television adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. As The Hollywood Reporter revealed at the time, Amazon Studios shook on a cool $250 million rights deal with HarperCollins, New Line Cinema, and the Tolkien estate. Now, factor in production costs like casting and visual effects.
There is very little known about the series but earlier this year, it was announced the prequel will be set in Tolkien’s Second Age – which is way before Frodo graced the earth.
Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019
Veteran writer Bryan Cogman, known for writing a number of key episodes on Game of Thrones, has joined the LOTR team. Cogman’s last episode with GoT was season eight, episode two – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – the episode where Brienne becomes a knight.
The prequel series is scheduled for a 2021 release.
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