Revised Trailer for The Hobbit Arrives Online
08.05.12 by Ryan
Last December, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of Lord of the Rings trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien did write The Hobbit prior to The Lord of the Rings after all). At the time, co-writer and director Peter Jackson said that the trailer was meant to "give people a bit of old, a bit of new and a sense of the tone of the film." Almost eight months later, and a slightly revised version of the trailer has arrived online, this time offering people mostly old, a very little bit of new, and, if nothing else, a chance for fans to get excited all over again about the movie.
Since this trailer first arrived in its original form, Jackson has only shown footage from the movie twice: the first was a 10-minute preview at April CinemaCon (where the movie's 48 frames per second presentation earned mixed reviews) and at last month's Comic-Con, where footage was revealed in the standard 24 framers per second and in 2-D. While production on the first two parts of The Hobbit wrapped in July, Jackson will have to re-start production for the now-approved third part, which is still without an official title (though Warners has registered a couple possibilities).
Like Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit will follow Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he joins the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of dwarves — Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Balin (Ken Stott), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bifur (William Kircher), Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Dori (Mark Hadlow), Óin (John Callen), Glóin (Peter Hambleton), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O'Gorman) and their leader Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) — on a mission to reclaim Lonely Mountain and "burgle" the trasure being protected within by the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Jackson adapted the script with Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens.