How many Hobbits does it take to hobble the City of Wellington in New Zealand? No joke, it’s actually about 3,000.
Yes sir, an open casting call for Hobbit extras in Peter Jackson’s still shooting Hobbit prequels brought in over 3,000 people, which, According to the Guardian, was about 1,800 more people than the production company and casting agents were expecting. The police then came out and shut the casting call down, citing issues of motorway safety and probably too damn many people walking around without shoes on. Instead, the Hobbit team says that they will find their Shire-folk online, and thus avoid any further potential mob scenes. And for the record, the total population of Wellington is 393,000 people, so 1 in every 131 Wellingtoners came out for the casting call. No wonder the police were called, it was literally like half the city was shut down. (Source: Blastr)
In other Lord of the Rings related news, new posters for LOTR Lego sets have hit the web today, and if they look familiar, it’s for a very good reason. You can click through each of the various posters, and see the bigger version. (Source: Geek Tyrant)
Wanna be in Iron Man 3? Well, Wilmington, North Carolina and Premier Casting needs you!
Marvel‘s Iron Man 3 will be filming in the port city (sometime in 2013, date not specified) and they need not a hand-full, but a thousand extras to take part in filming. They need people of all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and gender. Register for the Wilmington area here and fill out any needed information. Shots of you dressed as Tony Stark will not sway their decision on who to cast.
Via: Bleeding Cool
With the somewhat controversial yet no less exciting Blu-ray releaese of the entire Star Wars saga the internet has been hit with a treasure trove of never before seen extras. The first batch of goodies which cropped up today is this gallery of rare, behind-the-scenes photos from the original trilogy.
The photos are cute, funny and completely nostalgic of time when puppets and scale models were the height of special effects technology. CGI ruined my childhood! Well, except for all those incredible films that could never have happened with out it…umm… Check out gallery below.
Anyone pick up the Blu-ray of any of the Star Wars films today? What d’ya think? Totally worth the hype?
Source: Geek Tyrant