The Hobbit – New Pictures
The Comic-Con is kind of a big deal, and Peter Jackson’s upcoming behemoth The Hobbit is receiving a grand footage unveiling. But you weren’t invited and, even if you were, you can’t afford the plane journey. So that sucks.
No! Wait! You can still partake in some enjoyment! Firstly, remember that early footage of The Hobbit‘s 48-fps newfangled style of filming didn’t go down too well, so there’s that. It’s probably going to suck, especially in beta. You’re not missing anything.
But what can you see instead? What possible reconciliation could you receive in place of this travesty?
Here! Have some pictures of the short people, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly!
What’s also pretty interesting is that, among these images, there are a couple of snaps of Elrond and Galadriel, who have been abducted from Lord of the Rings to have a passing role in The Hobbit. Which is totally acceptable from everyone here.
The pictures come from Entertainment Weekly who boast about their new photos like so:
To expand the classic J.R.R. Tolkien book so that it could support two feature films, Jackson drew from a range of Tolkien’s writings, adding characters not present in the Hobbit book, including Orlando Bloom’s elf Legolas and Cate Blachett’s elven ruler Galadriel. “In the movie we want these characters to have story lines and a little more substance than they do in the book,” Jackson explains. “Almost everything we’re doing is from Tolkien somewhere, whether it’s in the book or the subsequent development that wasn’t published in The Hobbit itself.”
Adds McKellen: “A lot of people weren’t even born when we were filming Lord of the Rings and only know the movies from watching them on DVD…. They’ll see Middle-earth on the big screen in The Hobbit, and I guarantee there will be a lot of minds blown wide apart.”
Well, colour us still interested, we’ll take a ride on Shadowfax with you any day.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in the UK on 14 December this year.