Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The First New Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

After a long drought of pretty much zero news on the Hobbit front, the start of the 2014 San Diego Comic Con brings with it the first official poster of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. As you can see the image shows a rather ominous image of Smaug destroying Lake Town as Bard the Bowman takes a stand.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Official Synopsis of The Hobbit 3

Not exactly sure when it was released but below is the official description of the The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies that is coming this December. In theory we might be about two weeks from release of the first teaser trailer for the movie.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hobbit 3 Teaser Length, Rating

The British Board of Film Classification has posted their rating of the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies. To no surprise it has a rating of 12A (or PG in the States) and a reported length of 1 minute and 48 seconds. Since the teaser was rated that is a strong indication that we are weeks away from a release, the current assumption being the week of the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27) but that has not been officially verified. (via TORn)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Hobbit Heading To San Diego Comic-Con

Via a press release, Warner Bros has confirmed that The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will be part of Warner Bros. panel showing off some of their movies starting at Hall H (the giant room used for the biggest panels) on Saturday, July 26th at 10am. Sometimes things from this get released on the web, but often they do not as it includes special footage meant only for the press to write about. They pretend its for fans in attendance but really its all about getting what works out to millions of free advertising for their films. Still maybe this year will be different since Peter Jackson will be attending and he has already teased that the teaser trailer for the film has been completed but doesn't have a release date.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Hobbit 3 Teaser Trailer Coming Soon, First Trailer in October

After quit a drought of no information, Peter Jackson posted an update to his Facebook page about The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. In the post, he says while the first theatrical trailer isn't coming until October due to the complex visual effects required, the teaser trailer is done and in Warner Bros. hands so just a matter of time before get our first look at the final film of the trilogy. My guess is it will be attached to a film in last August or early September once WB marketing lines up the usual magazine interviews (EW cover, Empire cover, USA Today article etc.) and the like that tends to go with teaser release. Below is Jackson's post.
Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes - there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.

However … yesterday I finished work on a Teaser Trailer and that has just been delivered to Warner Bros. So no doubt this Teaser Trailer will be making it’s way into the world sometime soon…


Peter J