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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|
And here is some commentary from the writer Aidy from the blog Aidy Reviews.
The screenplay for The Hobbit is written by Fran Walsh, PhilippaBoyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro, adapted from J.R.R.Tolkien’s famous novel. The quest written by one Bilbo Baggins, a shireloving Hobbit, who was whisked away on an adventure by the wizardGandalf , who tricked Bilbo into hosting a small party for 12 dwarveswho take Bilbo deep into the Misty Mountains, where he encounters thecreature Gollum, and finds the mysterious “one ring,” that is the focusof The Lord Of The Rings tale.The trailer serves as a long-awaited preview of what’s to come in themovie—movies, I should say, Jackson decided to stretch the film into twomovies which gives them the opportunity to bring in some unique materielthat’s not in the original Tolkien’s books. But what he is doing here isthis: he’s giving fans of The Hobbit and LOTR series a broaderperspective 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 oneof the featured characters in The Lord Of The Rings book trilogy– sheis not in the original tale of Tolkien’s The Hobbit.In the book and as it will be in the film, the wizard Gandalf (IanMcKellen), disappears to participate in the White Council meetings–thefilm will make note of those events. Also you see the “younger” BilboBaggins (Martin Freeman), and a descriptive montage of his dwarvencompanions–eager to reclaim the treasure the dragon Smaug stole. Evenmore intriguing is that you will see and hear the song–poem about the“Misty Mountains” being sung; however, what you do not see, is thehighly anticipated view of the dragon Smaug. We also get to see andhear, the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis), deep in the dark cave of theMisty Mountains, where Bilbo finds “the One Ring.”
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