In lieu of another trailer or releasing any new footage, director Peter Jackson has done an excellent job of keeping fans engaged with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of Jackson's two-part prequel for The Lord of the Rings, with production videos from the New Zealand set (the seventh of which was released early last month). Luckily, Entertainment Weekly has released several new photos (via The Playlist), as the movie is featured on its most recent magazine cover.
While the photos aren't exactly revelatory, they'll have to do until Jackson and Warner Bros. release something new (likely at Comic-Con), but they do offer new looks at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum (underneath the layers of animation), and several of the dwarves in barrels (Graham McTavish as Dwalin, Adam Brown as Ori, Ken Stott as Balin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, Mark Hadlow as Dori and Jed Brophy as Nori). There's also a few looks at Ian McKellen as Gandalf, who promised EW that fans will be pleased with the two-part epic. check out the photos >> Posted 07.03.12 by Ryan
Fans haven't seen any more official footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first chapter of the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, since the first trailer arrived at the end of last year. However, director-producer-co-writer Peter Jackson has been good about releasing production video on his Facebook page.
Starting where the fifth production video left off, the latest peek into Jackson's The Hobbit continues to show beautiful shots of the New Zealand landscape used for the movie's sets, with commentary from some of the dwarves in the cast — Bifur (William Kircher), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O'Gorman), Ori (Adam Brown), Nori (Jed Brophy), and Dori (Mark Hadlow). The video also has Martin Freeman, dressed as from Bilbo Baggins, and Andy Serkis in his capacity as second unit director. (Serkis also returns as Gollum (in motion-capture) in the movie.) watch the video >> Posted 03.01.12 by Ryan
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we really only got to see one dwarf — Gimli. But when it comes to Peter Jackson's two-part prequel, The Hobbit, we're going to get a whole company of dwarves and Jackson just released a first look at three of them.
Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), and Dori (Mark Hadlow) are three brothers, part of the 13 dwarves who accompany a young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was conquered by the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). more about the three dwarves in the photo >> Posted 07.07.11 by Chris
In an unsurprising move, Cate Blanchett will return as the elven character of Galadriel in at least one of the upcoming Hobbit movies. Blanchett played the character in all three of the previous Lord of the Rings movies.
"Cate is one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films," director Peter Jackson said in a press release. further details >> Posted 12.08.10 by Ryan