December 21, 2011

Coming to a Theater Near You: "THE HOBBIT"

I am INCREDIBLY geeked and highly pissed at Peter Jackson for making fans wait a whole year until his new film - "The Hobbit" is released!

This film is a prequel to Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. In the Hobbit, fans are introduced to the legend, that is, Bilbo Baggins, the ring's captor that kicks off the later trilogy series. It tells the adventure of Baggins' adventure to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug. I predict epic battle scenes!! LOL This film is one of two prequel films - the second one entitled "Hobbit: There & Back Again" will be released in 2013.

Baggins, who is played by Martin Freeman ("The Office"), is joined by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Oakenshield's band of Dwarf warriors, and Gandalf the Grey (Sir Ian McKellan). Andy Serkis returns as Gollum. Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, and Cate Blanchett return in small parts to reprise their roles as Legolas, Frodo, and Galadriel, respectively. Evangeline Lilly will play Tauriel, while Luke Evans is on board as Bard.

If you follow SR on twitter, you know from my tweets that I'm a diehard LOTR fan - I cannot count the number of times that I've watched the entire trilogy...including the extended versions. I'm stoked about this film!! This is going to be a long wait but it will be well worth it!!


Source: Huffington Post