It’s Thursday, so it’s time for another installment in the semiregular Dream Cast, in which we take a classic movie, TV show, or — NEW! — book, perferrably something with Xer appeal that we can either trash or have fun with, and cast a production or recast a hypothetical (or sometimes not so hypothetical) remake with actors working today. This week: The Hobbit, the Peter Jackson-produced, Guillermo del Toro-directed prequel to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film series, which we just learned yesterday doesn’t actually have a finished script yet, and hasn’t actually been greenlit!
“The Internet is a curious place, isn’t it?” Tennant told MTV News.
“I think someone sits in their bedroom in Saskatchewan and comes up with an idea and they post it. And within minutes it’s around the world and I’m getting phoned up by journalists and friends of mine saying, ‘When are you off to shoot with Guillermo [del Toro]?'” said Tennant. “It’s not something I know anything about.”
“No one’s talked with me,” he added.
While Tennant’s no stranger to special effects, he doubted even the most impressive computer’s ability to bring him down to Hobbit size.
“I’m a bit tall, aren’t I?” he joked. “I know they do things with CGI now, but I’m 6’1″. Hobbits are little. I do have quite hairy toes, though.”
(There’s video! Not of naked toes, however.)
So it falls to us to, finally, cast the damn movie and get it moving.
Here’s my dream cast:
Bilbo Baggins: Michael Sheen
Gandalf: Ian McKellen
Thorin Oakenshield: Peter Sarsgaard
Smaug: Alan Rickman
Elrond: Hugo Weaving
Gollum: Andy Serkis
Beorn: Clancy Brown
Bard the Bowman: Gerard Butler