Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

from IMDb
 OK, just watch the trailer.

 Now that we've got your attention.

Even though the book The Hobbit precedes The Lord of the Rings, it appears in the trailer that Peter Jackson includes hints of what is to come in his movie version. This will, I suppose, create all these ties to the movie for fans who saw the trilogy first. I think this could be exciting.

Production still from The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey
Here is the link to The Hobbit Blog, the official site.

And here is some commentary from the writer Aidy from the blog Aidy Reviews.
The screenplay for The Hobbit is written by Fran Walsh, Philippa
Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro, adapted from J.R.R.
Tolkien’s famous novel. The quest written by one Bilbo Baggins, a shire
loving Hobbit, who was whisked away on an adventure by the wizard
Gandalf , who tricked Bilbo into hosting a small party for 12 dwarves
who take Bilbo deep into the Misty Mountains, where he encounters the
creature Gollum, and finds the mysterious “one ring,” that is the focus
of The Lord Of The Rings tale.

The trailer serves as a long-awaited preview of what’s to come in the
movie—movies, I should say, Jackson decided to stretch the film into two
movies which gives them the opportunity to bring in some unique materiel
that’s not in the original Tolkien’s books. But what he is doing here is
this:  he’s giving fans of The Hobbit and LOTR series a broader
perspective of middle earth, by bringing in more visuals, landscapes,
and characters. You can see a little bit of this in the trailer. Also,
in the trailer you see the elf Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), who is one
of the featured characters in The Lord Of The Rings book trilogy– she
is not in the original tale of Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

In the book and as it will be in the film, the wizard Gandalf (Ian
McKellen), disappears to participate in the White Council meetings–the
film will make note of those events. Also you see the “younger” Bilbo
Baggins (Martin Freeman), and a descriptive montage of his dwarven
companions–eager to reclaim the treasure the dragon Smaug stole. Even
more intriguing is that you will see and hear the song–poem about the
“Misty Mountains” being sung; however, what you do not see, is the
highly anticipated view of the dragon Smaug.  We also get to see and
hear, the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis), deep in the dark cave of the
Misty Mountains, where Bilbo finds “the One Ring.”
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  1. Thanks for this very informative post -- I so excited to step into this world again!

    1. I'm excited, too, although waiting for the two-part movie will be something of a drag.