So would 'Frodo' (Elijah Wood) as 'Gollum' in 'The Lord of the Rings'.

The image was never included in the film 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' but was part of a vision of 'Faramir' where the little hobbit is completely faithful to the dark force ring addictive.

Los Angeles, United States. - With all the hype that has caused global 'The Hobbit', this week turned out to light a picture with 'Frodo' (Elijah Wood) becoming the unattractive 'Gollum'.
Apparently, during the filming of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers', Peter Jackson was about to include a scene where the little hobbit played by Elijah Wood to be delivered totally addictive dark force of the ring, in a vision warrior 'Faramir'.

However, this part of the film never saw the light in the original cut and was summed up in this picture featuring 'Frodo'

We just know through the official twitter Nacho Vigalondo general details of Open Windows, his new film, which so far had not known anything but the information revealed today exclusively Screen Daily, and is very, very juicy .

Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey (yes, the same) star in the film these days Vigalondo conference in Madrid, who first made a film in English and apparently is a technological thriller with horror elements in the character of Wood Internet to find the whereabouts of an actress (Grey) who has been kidnapped by a guy who calls CHROD, played by English Neil Maskell (Kill List).

In the words of Vincent Maraval, head of sales at Wild Bunch, company promoting these days the project at the American Film Market, "'Open Windows' offers in real time and for 90 minutes, a tense and fast-paced technological thriller action horror , updating the key elements of the paranoid thrillers of the '70s through the current world environment and network computers. "

The film is produced by Wild Bunch, the Spanish Apaches Entertainment (The Impossible) and Antena 3, with participation of the producer's own Wood, Woodshed, EITB and Canal +.

'As in 'Blow Out', Brian De Palma, girl captured and the hero will have to use all available resources to find where the villain is and rescue her before it's too late," says Vigalondo to Screen Daily that qualifies the peculiarity narrative of the film: "The action will be followed through the screen of a laptop connected to the Internet, an approach that has excited us from the beginning. Something like this means going beyond high-concept movies (those based on the originality of a concrete idea) as Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield or Chronicle. Instead of simulating a home video camera, representing a computer we will personale. The movie screen becomes a computer and the viewer becomes the protagonist of this adventure'. 

The film uses 12 different types of cameras from webcams, subjective (type Go-Pro), tablets, phones, security cameras, satellite and 3D mapping as the producer commented Enrique Lopez-Lavigne.

Vigalondo met Wood during the Fantastic Fest in Austin last year, when first presented Extraterrestrial and which in 2007 won Timecrimes, a film that charms Wood: "I wanted to work with Nacho since I first saw ' Timecrimes' and his incredible short films. We met at the Fantastic Fest in Austin when I proposed this project, truly one of the most original and exciting films I've found. "


You haven't seen the last of Wilfred. FX has decided to renew the series for another season. The comedy has delivered solid ratings and has earned the support of the network. Co-star Jason Gann must be flipping in his dog suit!

Over the past few weeks, broadcast TV's been on fire. The four major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) have been picking up and dropping shows with blinding speed. Now, it's time for their cable competitors to get in on the action.

Canceled: The latest shows to say 'bye-bye' >> According to TVLine, FX has renewed Wilfred for a third season. The comedy, which starsElijah Wood, will return with 13 episodes slated to run next summer.

Elijah Wood's Wilfred: What's it all about? >> FX's Executive Vice President of Original Programming Nick Grad also confirmed that the show is getting two new bosses. Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné will take over as showrunners, replacing David Zuckerman.

Grad released a statement saying, "David Zuckerman has done an amazing job adapting and reconceiving Wilfred for FX. It was his decision to step down from the [showrunner's] post, but we're very happy he is going to stay involved with the show. Both we and David have great faith in the ability of Reed and Eli to seamlessly step up and take over the reins. I have no doubt they'll do a great job."

FX boss talks Louie, Anger Management, Wilfred >> Wilfred is an American adaptation of the Australian series of the same name. It was co-created by Jason Gann, who also plays the title character in both versions. Production on the new season is scheduled to begin in the spring. The show is scheduled to return in June 2013.

The second season of Wilfred brought in an average of 2.63 million viewers a week. It also pulled a 1.71 in the target demo of adults 18–49. Apparently, that was enough to keep FX happy.

Are you a fan of Wilfred? Are you excited about Season 3?

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Sir Ian McKellen made a deal with Elijah Wood to stop him playing punk rock songs when they were filming 'The Hobbit'.

The 73-year-old screen legend wasn't a fan of the 31-year-old actor's choice of music when they were in the make-up trailer together, so had to find a compromise which worked for them both.

McKellen told Empire magazine: 'We brokered a deal, where he could have 15 minutes of music, then I could have 15 minutes of no music.'

The star had a great time reprising his role as Gandalf the wizard for the movie - a prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - but admits some of the modern shooting techniques left him in tears.

In the film, Gandalf is a huge man and in order to make the scenes with the diminutive hobbits and dwarves look convincing McKellen had to film his scenes on his own, and the process depressed him.

He said: 'In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf we couldn't be in the same set. So they were all in one and I was all alone in a different green screen. All I had for company were 13 photographs of the dwarves, on top of stands, with little lights - whoever's talking flashes up.

'Pretending you're with 13 other people when you're on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits. And I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, 'This is not why I became an actor.' Unfortunately the microphone was on, so and the whole studio heard.'

The first instalment of the new trilogy, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', is in cinemas this December and also stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Orlando Bloom as Elven Prince Legolas and Richard Armitage as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield.

While we've yet to see how Peter Jackson weaves Frodo Baggins into his "The Hobbit" trifecta, the first image of Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth has emerged,'s pretty much just what you thought it would be.

Meanwhile, a few more new images from the movie have also dropped, and they aren't exactly revelatory per se, though as the most recent trailer showed us, even though this is the first chapter in a new trilogy, there will be plenty of spectacle on the screen rather than people just standing around. We hope. The tone of J.R.R. Tolkien's precursor to "The Lord Of The Rings" was always decidedly lighter, and Jackson seems to have captured that spirit, but hasn't left the fireworks behind either as the story will track the dwarves and Bilbo on their journey to defeat the dragon Smaug...who we won't really see until the second movie.

Coming at your eyeballs in 2D, 3D or 48fps, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits on December 14th. [via Collider]

The announcement was made by New Zealand director "Peter Jackson" with Warner Bros and other producers. In December the first delivery will arrive to theaters.
"The Hobbit" will be a trilogy, announced the New Zealand director Peter Jackson with Warner Bros and other producers, the magazine The Hollywood Reporter.

The prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" was originally to be reduced to two deliveries, yet Jackson and producers took note of the wealth of material and its commercial potential and decided to have a longer history.

"The Hobbit: an unexpected journey" will hit screens in December and a year later will make "The Hobbit: There and back again."

While the third installment, as yet unnamed, would be arriving in theaters in mid-2014.

"The Hobbit", the novel J.R.R. Tolkien takes place before the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" and the adventures of the hobbit Bilbo Beutlin.

For the initial film in the series, "The Hobbit: an unexpected journey," Jackson began shooting last year in New Zealand with the British Martin Freeman taking the lead role, that of Bilbo Beutlin.

The cast of the film short, also Orlando Bloom (Legolas) Elijah Wood (Frodo), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), who already formed part of "The Lord of the Rings".

Jason Gann, left, Elijah Wood and Randall Einhorn (photo by Seth Jones)
Fans attending FX’s Wilfred panel at Comic-Con International were treated to a series climax, although perhaps not the kind they were expecting.

Instead, the network screened the Season 2 finale of the comedy, which follows a young man named Ryan (played by The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood), a suicidal introvert struggling to make his way in the world until he meets his neighbor’s pet Wilfred (co-creator Jason Gann), whom only he sees as a man dressed in a dog suit.

In the episode, “Avoidance,” Ryan tries to help an injured Wilfred by rubbing his pulled groin muscle, only to be shot in the face by a stream of dog semen. Wilfred later asks if Ryan is angry because he “jizz-blasted” him.

“One (take) got in my mouth,” Wood confessed to the Comic-Con crowd. “It was like, ‘OK, we’re done here.’”

But don’t worry, the episode does have a happy ending, as Ryan and Wilfred finish the show with a three-minute dance routine.

“It’s maybe the last time we play these roles — you live with ratings, week to week,” Gann said. “It’s a celebratory scene.”

“It was so intimidating, doing that one whole long scene,” Wood said. “It was fun to go out with such an explosive scene.” The “explosive” comment drew a chuckle from the crowd. Wood smiled and told fans they had dirty minds.

Gann admitted there wasn’t much magic in the dance scene for him, as the dog suit is often unbearably hot.

Asked what it’s like to go from a project like The Lord of the Rings to something like Wilfred, Wood replied, “I actually do look forward to this. I’ll be 50, in some other movie, and I’ll get asked, ‘What was it like to go from Lord of the Rings

Executive Producer David Zuckerman reluctantly addressed the logic of a talking dog, saying, “This story is told from Ryan’s point of view. Ryan is trying to figure it out. We want the audience to be in Ryan’s shoes. People want us to resolve this mystery, but … really? Then why would you watch it? When everything is revealed, there is a 50 percent chance you’ll love it, and a 50 percent chance you’ll think it’s terrible. It’s like Battlestar Galactica.”

Gann also discussed the difference between the original Australian series and the American Wilfred.

“[Wilfred] was very dark in the Australian version,” he said. “Even though he has those dark elements, he has a lot more fun [in the American version]. I have so much fun that I forget that I went to acting school 20 years ago. I think of the Australian version as the high-school version, in preparation for this.”

The cast poked fun at Executive Producer Randall Einhorn for his eagerness to be the one who flicked the prop semen at Wood.

“Randall’s a hand’s-on director,” the actor said. “When they asked, ‘Who wants to get in there?’ he was the first one to volunteer to get in there.”

“There was a camera on me,” Gann said. “There was no point for that camera, because I could have shot it 100 times, and I would have laughed 100 times.”

But surely there are limits to the crude humor of Wilfred, right? “I don’t think there,” Wood said. “The jizz – when I first read that, I thought, ‘Oh, really?’ I’m pretty much up for anything. We know what we’re doing at this point.”

Finally, Zuckerman told the crowd it was witness to another Comic-Con exclusive: the money shot.

“That is one thing we are not allowed to do,” he said. So they instead went with what they characterized as a “dry shot” of the television version. The crowd gave a collective, “Ahhhh.”

Sadness at the cutting of a “jizz-blast”? Only at Comic-Con.

With the first of the two Peter Jackson-directed adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" due out at the end of this year, many are turning their attention back to the wildly popular "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy and its stars. The trilogy helped turn some of its main players into the decade's most sought-after stars, including Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, and of course Elijah Wood who portrayed the young hero, Frodo Baggins. While it is easy to remember Wood's performance as Frodo, the actor, 31, has had a varied career that has proven he can do much more than play a hobbit.

Elijah Wood was born on January 28, 1981 and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A boisterous, theatrical child from birth, Wood discovered his love for acting by performing in school plays and choirs. By the time their son was eight, Wood's parents had realized that their son had talent beyond his years and moved the family to Los Angeles.

Wood's big break came in a role in Paula Abdul's music video for "Forever Your Girl," which quickly got him noticed byHollywood. After making his big-screen debut in "Back to the Future Part II," he was cast in a series of dramas, including roles in 1990's multiple-Academy Award-nominated "Avalon," and "Paradise" a year later, as the adopted son of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.

These movies allowed Wood to show off more ability than the average child actor, and landed him a leading role in 1994's "The War," in which he played the son of a Vietnam War veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. His performance received widespread critical acclaim and led Roger Ebert to call him "the most talented actor, in his age group, in Hollywood history."

Wood continued to take on roles in some of the best-remembered movies of the 1990s, including the family film "Flipper" as the young friend of a dolphin and "Deep Impact," as a high school student who discovers a catastrophic meteor bound for earth. He was nominated multiple times in the 1990s for Young Artist awards. As he approached the end of his teen years, Wood was regarded as one of the best young actors of the decade.

The 2001 release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" finally turned 20-year-old Wood into a star. He was front-and-center in the epic fantasy as the small hobbit Frodo Baggins who must destroy the cursed One Ring to save his world. "Fellowship" was extremely well-received by critics and audiences alike, and has since become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Two more films in the series, "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King," followed in 2002 and 2003 respectively. Both were similarly popular and well-reviewed, with "Return of the King" winning all 11 of the Academy Awards it was nominated for. The series turned Wood into both a teen idol and a respected adult actor in his own right.

Wood chose to appear in mostly risk-taking dramas after "Lord of the Rings" ended. He played a scheming lab technician in the quirky comedy-drama "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and played a villain for the first time in "Sin City." His first post-"Lord of the Rings" leading role was in the independent film "Everything is Illuminated," where he was again praised for his skillful performance.

Wood has proved himself as an actor unafraid to take on unconventional roles, providing his voice for the animated films "Happy Feet" and "9." He also lent his voice to a number of popular video games, including "The Legend of Spyro" series and "God of War III." Most recently, he has been starring in the unconventional sitcom "Wilfred" as a depressed lawyer who sees his neighbor's dog as a human.

Wood is private about his personal life, but he is known to be very close to his family and good-natured about his work. A huge music fan, Wood started his own record label, Simian Records, in 2006. The label is home to indie rock band The Apples in Stereo and punk act Heloise and the Savoir Faire. Wood is also actively involved in work for AIDS charities and disaster relief in Guatemala.

Wood's fans can look forward to his return to the big screen over the next two years. He will reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in the two upcoming "The Hobbit" adaptations, and is also slated to appear in "Grand Piano" alongside John Cusack and "Black Wings Has My Angel" with Tom Hiddleston and Anna Paquin. The young actor celebrated his 30th birthday in 2011, and has already played a wider variety of roles than many actors do in a lifetime.

FX has a bunch of new comedy inventory coming up this summer, including new seasons of "Louie" and"Wilfred," the debut of Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" and Russell Brand's new talk show"Strangely Uplifting." Turns out the plan is to have them all air on the same night, starting Thursday, June 28. 

"Wilfred" worked well as a lead-in for "Louie" last season, and that arrangement will continue, with the dark man-in-a-dog-suit comedy airing at 10 and Louis C.K.'s one-man show at 10:30. Both those shows have 13-episode orders.  

They'll be followed for six weeks by "Strangely Uplifting," with Brand working in front of a live studio audience. It was originally supposed to premiere this spring but got pushed to summer due to a scheduling conflict for Brand. 

"Anger Management" — Sheen's post-"Two and a Half Men" return to sitcoms, co-starring Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith — will air regularly at 9:30, but the night of the 28th we'll get two original episodes at 9 and 9:30. (Every week after that, the previous week's episode will repeat at 9.) Because of the content of most of its series (and because the early primetime hours tend to go to FX's movie library or syndicated repeats of shows like, well, "Two and a Half Men"), they haven't aired an original series before 10 in this post-"Shield" era for the network.(*) "Anger Management" will get 10 episodes for its first season, and like Tyler Perry's TBS sitcoms, the deal is structured such that if the show hits a certain ratings threshold, FX automatically orders 90 more. At press tour, Sheen and producer Bruce Helford seemed unfazed by the idea of doing that many, and at a much faster pace than a network sitcom.

(*) UPDATE: An FX spokesman pointed out that "Anger Management" (which is technically an acquired series) will be rated TV-14, where all of FX's originals tend to be TV-MA.

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