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Elijah Wood on 'The Hobbit': 'It's a very different kind of story'

By and Morgan Jeffery
Elijah Wood has discussed his role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The actor, who reprises his Lord of the Rings role as Frodo Baggins, told Digital Spy that he is anticipating the film's release "as a fan".

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

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"It's a very different kind of story," Wood commented. "But they've consulted original writings of Tolkien's that refer to the same time period, to incorporate more storytelling within the concept of the piece, rather than simply just adapting from the book.

"I'm very excited - I'm a fan of the book and I'm a fan of the worlds that they all and we all created, and I'm excited to revisit it."

Wood went on to praise the casting of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, who was played by Ian Holm in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

"I'm really excited about seeing Martin Freeman revive that character - what I've seen so far is absolutely brilliant, he was so perfectly cast."

Jackson recently spoke about the differences between Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, suggesting that the latter presents a less "black and white world... slightly more of a fairy tale quality".

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14.

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