The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey directed by Academy Award director Peter Jackson is slowly inching its way to the big screen. And as of date a lot of fans are anticipating this epic beginning to the journey, adventure and challenges of every single living creature on Middle-earth. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is where it all began, how the ring came into the possession of an unlikely creature and how these turns of events will change the world forever. There is no doubt that everyone loves Tolkien’s books (The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit and so much more) and because of this fans of the series are anticipating this new movie that will be released on December 14th 2012. Let’s check out the buzz on this highly anticipated film from Michael Rechtshaffen:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Bound To Create An Epic Adventure
If you were to have asked author J.R.R. Tolkien, he would have told you that the Hobbit stands somewhere between 2 and 4-feet tall, with their average height being 3’6″.
Ask a seasoned industry observer and they’ll likely tell you the sky’s the limit.
Warner Bros., the studio releasing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is obviously thinking along those lofty lines.
On Wednesday advance tickets to the first installment in Peter Jackson’s anticipated trilogy went on sale a full five weeks ahead of the movie’s official Dec. 14 opening.
In the first day, the on-line ticket seller, Fandango reported that The Hobbit claimed 33% of total sales, knocking advance sales for The Twilight Saga finale off the top spot for the first time since Oct. 1.
Over in Australia, the results were similarly strong, with Event Cinemas tracking first-day sales that were 34% higher than those for The Dark Knight Rises.
Of course, while there are also those pundits who contend the studio is setting itself up for disappointment, given the high bar Jackson set with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
On the optimistic end, it’s been a whole nine years (yikes!) since Jackson paid his last visit to Middle Earth with 2003′s LotR finale, The Return of the King, and after less successful detours (King Kong, The Lovely Bones), Tolkien fans are anxious to see the filmmaker returning to the scene of his greatest triumph.
The Hobbit’s long journey to the megaplexes has its share of bumps in the road, dating back to ongoing production delays that resulted in the departure of original director Guillermo Del Toro in 2010, followed by a union dispute that had at one point had producers considering moving the shoot from New Zealand to Eastern Europe.
Although the original plan was for a two-parter (the films were shot back-to-back), over the summer Jackson confirmed that the Hobbit would now be a trilogy and that some additional shooting would be required to flesh out the third installment.”
You can read the rest of the article at the Toronto Sun
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Watch out for more news and updates on this upcoming film in the days to come.
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