Quote of the Day

"We're only here briefly, and while I'm here I want to allow myself joy. So fuck it."
- Amy, Her.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

An Unexpected Image: First Hobbit Picture

Here's the first image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the first part of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit adaptation epic, An Unexpected Journey. Pretty sweet, eh?

Those are some hot looking dwarves (and ears).
This comes soon after the news that the first "block" of shooting on the prequels is finished, leaving Jackson with some time to do some sweet, sweet promotion before the next, beginning in August. Whilst I'm here, I guess I ought to also mention that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock himself, no less) will be starring alongside his Sherlock side kick as the voice of the dragon, Smaug. And - get this - will also be providing the motion capture for the quadrupedal, winged beast as well as lending his voice to another character, Necromancer.

      Smaug plays a pivotal role in the novel's main plot, as the story's lead antagonist who guards the Lonely Mountain and its vast hoards of treasure. Necromancer, on the other hand, is a character only mentioned briefly within the books as a great evil the White Council (wizards) had to overcome, if my memory serves me right. Seeing as the book is being split up into two movies, it's highly likely Smaug's role will be a  lot more crucial to the second half, entitled There and Back Again, coming December 2013. Necromancer could slip into either one, as Jackson has stated before that a lot more not seen in the books will be explored, including where Gandalf kept mysteriously leaving to...

Hit this link to EW for a couple more little shots, and then enjoy the excruciatingly painful wait for December 14th 2012.

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