Saturday, 25 June 2011

Preview - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

With one of the biggest casts imaginable featuring some great names in the acting world, Peter Jackson has managed to stir up quite a level of excitement over his new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which is currently being filmed. Unfortunately we won't see the film until December 2012, but I thought it worth giving you a sneak peak into the world of The Hobbit.

If you regularly check out So I Saw This Film you probably won't have failed to miss the casting updates that have been posted. Most recently, Lost star Evangeline Lilly was added to the cast. British acting legend Stephen Fry was confirmed a while back, as was Flight Of The Conchords member Bret McKenzie. In a huge cast it would be safe to assume some big names, but Jackson has literally packed it full of exciting talent. As well as those already mentioned we can look forward to Hugo Weaving, Brian Blessed, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis and James Nesbitt. Phew! And breath...

Let take a gander at the story shall we? We'll start simple with the small synopsis given to us by IMDB: "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". Certainly seems to be a large scope for the cinematic landscapes and huge action scenes that we now come to associate with Peter Jackson. Wikipedia gives us a bit more information: "The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was conquered by the dragon Smaug. Unexpectedly approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the wild; through treacherous lands swarming with goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers and ultimately Baggins's meeting with Gollum, where he gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring, the simple gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth."

I would say that some of that sounds fairly similar to what we have already seen in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy but I think it will still be exciting. So I Saw This Film cannot wait for this one to hit our screens. Make sure you see it!

Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know your opinions on the project so far.

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely looking forward to this. Not looking forward to the 3D thing (WHY OH WHY GOD!!).

I'm interested to see what they're doing with the actual story, how they're breaking it up into the two films and adding stuff from the appendix. Hope that doesn't mess it up. They did it nicely with LOTR and they do have a nice critical view.

Laurent de Alberti said...

Loving the poster I have to say, so exciting!

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