“Personally invited onto the set barely a month into production, Empire delightedly watched a film — two films — already in full swing. Thirteen cantankerous dwarves, one barely tolerant wizard, and a befuddled hobbit are seen arriving at the gates of Rivendell and sneered at by local elves. Jackson assures us he is once again reaching for the mighty spectacle of Lord Of The Rings, but also bringing a certain ‘Hobbity-ness’ all its own. ‘The tone is actually the part of it I’m enjoying the most,” he laughs, casting a fond eye upon his rabble of exotic dwarves, clattering about set like they own the place. ‘They have a healthy disregard for the icons of Middle-earth.’”
~ Empire magazine, August 2011 issue
This hits the stands over yonder on June 30th but it’s usually about a month (if not two) later over here so, yeah, that’ll be me rabbiting off to Chapters once a week to scout the magazine racks until this shows up and I embarrass myself in public.