To celebrate the release of The Hobbit this month, Kerry Shawcross and Chris Demarais, two members of Rooster Teeth Productions (the creators of the acclaimed machinima series Red vs Blue*, as well as Immersion, and Achievement Hunter), decided to find out for themselves. They’ve set themselves the task to complete in just six days the 120+ mile journey across New Zealand from the filming location of Hobbiton in Matamata to that of Mount Doom on Mount Ngauruhoe.
They will sleep on the ground, cross rivers, and of course, eat Lembas. Documenting the entire journey on video, the pair will attempt to prove that in real life — just like Frodo and Sam did in the book and the movie — one can simply walk into Mordor.
* Elijah Wood fans will recall that Wood voiced the character “Sigma” on Season 10 of Red vs Blue.
Wood commented at the time: “After meeting the folks at Rooster Teeth a couple years ago, I was pleased to be asked to provide a voice for Red vs Blue. The character of Sigma, shifty and deceptive, was fun to bring to life,”
Red vs Blue Season 10 has just concluded, and the Season 10 DVD/Blu-ray and “RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue” (a 14 disc set of all 10 seasons) is now available on DVD and Blu-ray over on Rooster Teeth.