There's no doubt in my mind that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to end up being an epically wonderful film. This is one of my favorite books of all time and to actually see it being brought to life by the same team that made The Lord of the Rings is incredible. There was a chance that this movie could have never happened.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays two roles in the film, recently did a little interview with MTV and talked about working on the film and how much fun it was saying,
I was very lucky [to work] with Pete. As far as the experience, what an extraordinary one it was because at the time I was in my work; I was in isolation with him and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.
It's a sort of wonderful ongoing process, I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun. It was like playing a game. It's going to be an amazing film; it's going to be a real treat. I watched 'The Lord of the Rings' again before I started working, and the way those films grow in depth of craft on every level are extraordinary. Their mark is for that.
He went on to admit that he had a hard time on set keeping a straight face when he saw his friend and Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman in costume as Bilbo Baggins. With a grin on his face he said,
It was great. I got to hang out with him, and I kept a straight face for a bit and then I started giggling because I know Martin, I don't know Bilbo. For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He's going to be amazing, he's going to be fantastic in this film.
I absolutely loved what I saw in the the first trailer that was released. And I can't wait to see more. I especially can't wait to see some more of the visual effects that are being created for the movie. The least we can expect of this film is epic. Jackson is going to give the fans everything they want to see and more.