Xoanon, a correspondent for Cinescape, passed along some information on what the various accents of the characters will be. His source reports:
“She’s heard that the Hobbits will have something like a Yorkshire country dialect; the Dwarves will be more cockney, the Men will be American … and the elves slightly Irish (NOT comic-leprechaun Irish, just a faint lilt.) The wizards will be very BBC English.”
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.