Elijah Wood can't wait for The Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit to hit
the big screen - despite vowing he won't star in it.
After the runaway success of Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy, the New
Zealand movie maker immediately revealed plans to bring JRR TOLKIEN's first
novel - which focuses on FRODO BAGGINS' older cousin BILBO - to the big
SIR Ian Holm played Bilbo in The Lord Of The Rings, but at 72 he is far
too old to take on the hobbit in his younger years - and Wood couldn't bear
playing another hobbit character.
The 23-year-old says, "I hope it gets done - it would be a nice little
reminder of that world again.
"I wouldn't want to play Bilbo having already played Frodo - it would be
strange for the fans and for me."
And he admits it will be a daunting prospect for any actor to take on: "I
don't think you can out do Ian Holm's performance."
"Any actor would be afraid to approach the role after seeing what Ian Holm
did with it as it truly is perfect."