Hobbit Trailer Expected 'Around Christmas'
11.15.11 by Chris
When Peter Jackson announced the release dates for his two-part Lord of the Rings prequel — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, fans had to be happy to know that Middle Earth was returning to theaters. But there was a slight downfall — they had to wait until 2012 and 2013. But today, we got some news that The Hobitt was headed to theaters very soon — well, at least the movie's trailer. In an interview with IGN, Andy Serkis said:
There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe.
Was Serkis reading our Christmas gift list?
It's almost crazy that we could see our first glimpse of the Hobbit in just a few weeks. In Jackson's online diaries, it looks as if he and the crew are still in the thick of production.
At first thought, it's funny that this news would be coming from Serkis and not Jackson. I mean, isn't Serkis just an actor (Gollum)? Not this time around. Serkis is actually serving as a second unit director on The Hobbit. He talked a little about working on the epic prequels shooting in New Zealand.
It's quite fascinating. I'm having a ball. It's a huge operation, really. We're on the road at the moment, at various different locations on South Island in New Zealand. There are some truly remarkable landscapes that we're filming in. It's just stunning.
So what do you hope to see in the trailer for The Hobbit? The dragon Smaug? The company of Dwarves? The real big question — will we see Jackson's revolutionary 48-frames 3-D?