I’m a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings films. I actually never read the books (and yes its still one of the things on my bucket list). JRR Tolkien was a genius and a visionary way ahead of his time (in my humble opinion). I was truly impressed by al l 3 the films (which were directed by Peter Jackson). The scenery, storyline, special effects (basically everything) was perfect in all 3 of the films. Most of you probably know that all of the films were shot in New Zealand.
Great news for JRR Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fans is that Peter Jackson is shooting The Hobbit in New Zealand at the moment. The film will be released in 2 parts and both parts are being filmed back to back. I actually read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it (way back in my high school days). I’m really looking forward to seeing how The Hobbit plays out on the silver screen. For those of you who did not know, The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins (a hobbit) who journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. The first installment for The Hobbit will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and will be released in December 2012. The second installment will be called The Hobbit: There and Back Again and will be released in December 2013. Many members of the cast of the Lord of the Rings trilogy return to the Silver Screen in The Hobbit movies. The first installment will feature appearances by Martin Freeman (who plays the leading role of Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly (of Lost fame), Ian Holm, Elijah Wood and Cate Blanchett.
This is the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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