Friday, 6 June 2008

Hobbit Movie In 2011

There is no denying that the Lord of the Rings movie series has been a huge success. This success has brought interest in lesser known novels by writer J. R. R. Tolkien.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien speaks about the beginnings of The Hobbit.

As a result the Hobbit, which is a prequel to the events happening in the Lord of the Rings, is going to be adapted to the cinema.
Actually the new movie is the second adaptation of The Hobbit: there was an animated movie in the late 1970's:

A scene from the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit(directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr), where the dwarven smiths are crafting their wares and all.

But this time we will have a live-action Hobbit film!

Guillermo del Toro (who brought us Hellboy) has decided to tackle the project with the help of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy director Peter Jackson who will serve as executive producer and co-writer.

The Hobbit will spawn into two movies. The first film will be a direct adaptation of the novel, while the second film will explore storylines hinted at in the book, setting up events in The Lord of the Rings.

The first Hobbit movie is expected to be released in December 2011 and the second movie the following year.

The Plot:
"Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug." (Source: IMDb)

To help you wait until the official release of the Hobbit I recommend to both read the original book and to watch the animated movie.