The Hobbit

While sick this past weekend, I picked up Tolkien’s The Hobbit for the first time in years and found so much joy in re-reading it. Does anyone know if (and when) they are making a movie based on this book, and who is going to be in it?


  1. Ray Ortlund

    Which character would you want to play, Gav?

  2. My good man, I believe that they decided to include the basics of The Hobbit in the first of The Lord of the Rings series. If I remember correctly, a good bit of it was told by the narrator along with a few flashbacks. I personally think it would be a great movie on its own and you would make a great Beorn. I would like to be Thorin Oakenshield mostly because of his great name, but also because of his valor and skill. I am afraid, however, that I would probably be more suited to play Bombur.

  3. Gavin Ortlund

    I think Gollum would be the most interesting character to play – or Gandalf. The problem is the characters would be constantly compared to the LOTR characters. I could have sworn someone told me they were making this movie though.

  4. John "Penny" Pennylegion

    Gavin…I knew I had heard something about a hobbit movie being worked on, here is a link at

  5. Gavin Ortlund

    Thanks Penny – looks like its still a long way off. Sigh . . .

  6. Gavin Ortlund

    I am glad, though, that Peter Jackson is doing it.

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