Ian McKellen as Gandalf, as seen in the Internet Preview.
Yahoo: Has PJ changed the story much?
IM: Yes, he’s translated it from 3 books into 3 films, so it has changed alot, has he changed the story? no. We literaly go back to Tolkien’s work and re-read what he wrote.
IM: I’ve just been working with Christopher Lee (Saruman) the great English horror movie actor.
Yahoo: Did you have any experince riding before lotr started filming and are you learning it/finding it enjoyable?
IM: I’ve been riding on and off for 30 years and that is the only time that I ride. My horse was so frisky that it had to be controlled out of site of the camera by 6 hefty wranglers.
This is perhaps the boldest confirmation that Peter Jackson is departing from Tolkien’s written word… What do you think? Go to the Messageboard!