Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
With the last teaser poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Warner Bros. marketing team quite consciously called back to Peter Jackson‘s earlier Lord of the Rings trilogy. The portrait of a sword-wielding Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) was of a piece with the posters for Fellowship of the Rings and Return of the King, which showed Frodo and Aragorn, respectively, in similar poses.
But as striking as it was, it left out a many of the key players in the movie — namely, the merry band of dwarves. The new poster remedies that by cramming all thirteen dwarves onto the page at once, along with a plate of cupcakes for them to snack on. Check it out after the jump.
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Ten years ago this week The Fellowship of the Ring was released. Peter Jackson‘s first Tolkien adaption silenced a great many naysayers who said J.R.R. Tolkien‘s novels could never be properly translated to film. It also fostered a mainstream interest in fantasy movies that continues a decade later.
The development of a film based on Tolkien’s original Middle-Earth novel, The Hobbit, was the subject of speculation as soon as Jackson started work on The Lord of the Rings. Actually making the movie was a terrifically complicated process that involved rights deals, the financial solvency of MGM, a long period of development under original director Guillermo del Toro, and the eventual return of Peter Jackson to the director’s chair.
Now the first teaser trailer — a long teaser, at that — has been released for the first of two films based on the novel. Get the first look at footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after the break. Read More »
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Recently Peter Jackson and The Hobbit lost Robert Kazinski, the actor playing the dwarf Fili, when he had to return home for personal reasons. Now that role has been recast with Dean O’Gorman, who is a New Zealand actor. Additionally, Lee Pace has been cast as the Elven King Thranduil; you might have seen him in Tarsem’s film The Fall (he was the lead) and he’s been in Pushing Daisies, The Resident and A Single Man. A bit more detail about Thranduil, and Peter Jackson’s statement about casting both actors, is after the break. Read More »