The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will actually be two movies and not one as previously mentioned with the first being released in 2011. If a movie based on the Hobbit novel doesn’t excite you, I have no idea what possibly will. Also, what a great name they have attached to the upcoming Hobbit movie! Can you believe we started covering this movie back in 2007? Four years of coverage for this Hobbit movie and it finally has a name too!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.”
Jackson, who directed the “Rings” trilogy, will serve as executive producer for “The Hobbit.” A director for the prequel films has yet to be named.
Relations between Jackson and New Line had soured after “Rings,” despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion — an enormous success. The two sides nevertheless were able to reconcile, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) splitting “The Hobbit” 50/50, spokemen for both studios said Tuesday.
“I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line,” Jackson said in a statement. “We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth.”
Two “Hobbit” films are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, similar to how the three “Lord of the Rings” films were made. Production is set to begin in 2010 with a released planned for 2012.
An Unexpected Journey
We’ve known for a while that Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro’s eagerly-awaited adaptation of the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, would comprise two movies, due in December 2012 and 2013. But the make-up of those two movies has been up for debate… until now. The official name of the film is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and is filming now!
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The Hobbit Release Date
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in December 2012.
Who’s In The Hobbit Movie?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has a ton of great actors.. its just full of talent from top to bottom. Here is the early Cast and who they are supposed to play in the Hobbit movie:
Elijah Wood … Frodo
Luke Evans … Bard
Evangeline Lilly … Tauriel
Orlando Bloom … Legolas
Hugo Weaving … Elrond
Cate Blanchett … Galadriel
Elijah Wood … Frodo
Martin Freeman … Bilbo Baggins
Benedict Cumberbatch … Smaug/Necromancer
Ian McKellen … Gandalf
Christopher Lee … Saruman
Andy Serkis … Gollum
Richard Armitage … Thorin Oakenshield
Stephen Fry … Master of Laketown
Mark Hadlow … Dori
Why You Care
You loved the novel as much as we did as kids, plus Peter Jackson is the master of this genre.
The Hobbit will take you into a magical world, with many lessons to be learned for the young and old. My anticipation for a movie hasn’t been so high in years, The Hobbit movie will be amazing, with Peter Jackson leading the way.
Nothing bad could come from The Hobbit being made into a movie, not with all this talent behind the film.
Our clever prediction
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will destroy everything that opens within 2 months of it, it will be an enormous success.