TORn Staffer Asfaloth adds in a few more details from the Hollywood Reporter about Elijah’s new project.

April 07, 2003

Helmer George Miller is embarking on an animated feature film for Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures titled “Happy Feet.”

The lead character will be voiced by Elijah Wood. The CGI-animated project will be done in Australia, with a print expected to be delivered in late 2005. A release date will be set after that time.

Kennedy/Miller is producing the project, which is a children’s fable about a young penguin’s adventure in Antarctica.

Wood will voice Mumble, the young penguin. The screenplay was written by Miller, John Collee, Warren Coleman and Judy Morris. Miller and Doug Mitchell are producing. Warners senior vp Courtenay Valenti and creative executive David Beaubaire are overseeing the project with Village Roadshow exec Dana Goldberg.

Wood, repped by WMA, is best known as Frodo Baggins in New Line Cinema’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The actor recently completed filming Focus Features’ “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” opposite Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet and will next star in the mob drama “Ash Wednesday” for writer-director-actor Ed Burns.