Yes, I've heard that Sean Bean is going to be playing Lord Eddard Stark in the HBO adaptation of A Game of Thrones which is very cool, but I'm even more excited by this. They've started rebuilding Hobbiton for the adaptation of the Hobbit. I'm such a LOTR tragic that I've actually been there (and Rivendell, and a whole bunch of other LOTR locations in NZ). The Hobbit is one of those wonderful books from my childhood. I was already reading Science Fiction by then, thanks to Dr Who, but the Hobbit was the book that got me reading fantasy, and is probably the reason I still see my self as a fantasist.
So here's me indulging in my dagdom to the max.
Here I am standing outside of a hobbit home. Note I am a little taller than the average hobbit.
Diana and I squat uncomfortably in Bag End
And here's a bored local.
A day later, Diana was so embarrassed by her geekdom that she jumped off this*
*yes, that is my wife. I stayed bravely on the ground, someone had to guard our things.