We could write some kind of tantalizing introduction, but come on: it's the new poster for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.' It requires no introduction.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Today saw the release of the second trailer for Peter Jackson's first film in his second trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien films, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.' But that wasn't all the footage that came out. Warner Brothers created an app that let you choose which ending the trailer had. Now that footage has been assembled.
'The Hobbit' fans know that this week marks Tolkien Week, which is extra special do to it also being the 75th anniversary of 'The Hobbit's' publication date and all. Plus, September 22 is "Hobbit Day," the day in the book series of both Bilbo and Frodo's birthdays. So, what better way to celebrate this extraordinary occasion than having Peter Jackson release a brand-new trailer for the much-anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'?
Thanks to the new 'Hobbit' iOS app, a new series of images from the hotly anticipated film have migrated online for your viewing pleasure. Although most of them are character stills and portraits, one of them reveals where the first film of the trilogy will conclude. Spoilers lurk ahead for those who haven't read the original novel!
So we're exceptionally curious about 'The Hobbit' films now that Peter Jackson and company have decided to transform two pictures into three. We have no idea if this was a good decision, or just a chance to take advantage of audiences that fell in love with the first three films. What we do know are the titles of the trilogy and their release dates.
Every time there's a new advance in cinema tech, it often comes at a price. In most cases that price is directly transferred onto the viewer. Those fearing that seeing 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in its original 48fps frame rate would have to drop more cash on their tickets can breath a sigh of relief. Warner Brothers isn't charging more... yet.
Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. introduced 'The Hobbit' to CinemaCon this year with a 48 frames-per-second version that didn't go over too well with many who were present for the convention. Now comes word that Warner Bros. will do a limited release for the 48 FPS version.
What are we to make of 'The Hobbit'? Or, rather, what are we to make of the upcoming 'The Hobbit' trilogy, which will extend JRR Tolkien's three hundred page book into a presumably nine hour experience comparable to the 'Lord of the Rings' films in scope? Although everyone has an opinion (because this is the internet), we can at least all agree that that we're all pretty excited to see what Peter Jackson and his team of geniuses will deliver. To further whet your appetite, a slightly revised version of the trailer for the first film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has made its way online.
Now that we know Peter Jackson plans on diving his upcoming adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ into three distinct chapters, fans are going to want to grab a pair of nerdy unique 3D glasses that no doubt will contribute to the wondrous experience of venturing back to Middle Earth again and again (and again). RealD 3D has you covered.
Though we're still not sure if we're getting just two movies or three, the drumbeat for the December release of the first Hobbit film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is steadily increasing, and there's new photos of Gollum that have hit.