The eighth Hobbit production video has just been released, and it’s a doozy. It gives viewers more insight on the various sets, plus a look at Peter Jackson & Co. at 2012 Comic-Con. Lots of cast and crew are featured, saying their goodbyes, as the production videos featuring principle photography comes to a close. Unfortunately, there are only quick flashes of Aidan Turner as Kili throughout, but the rest of the video is worth checking out anyhow.
Here’s another look at Aidan Turner as Kili in Peter Jackson’s upcoming action-adventure fantasy, The Hobbit. The poster is apparently lining the halls at this year’s Comic-Con, according to ComingSoon.net. If you hit up the gallery on their site, there’s also a few more character posters (including one for Fili, Kili’s counterpart, and Galadriel). Hopefully they’ll officially release these posters soon for better quality.
Take a look at the amazing new scroll from The Hobbit, depicting numerous scenes from the upcoming film. Aidan Turner (as Kili) is heavily featured several times within the long, horizontal panel, which is hopefully an indication of how prominent his role will be. When you check out this “poster” in the gallery, remember to enlarge it for best viewing.
Among a reported 3500 members of cast and crew, Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman celebrated the completion of The Hobbit at a wrap party on Saturday night, July 7th. It was so large that it was actually held at the TSB Bank arena in Wellington, New Zealand! Peter Jackson’s assistant, Matt Dravitzki, stated that it was a strictly private affair for those involved with the production, so unfortunately the above picture is probably all we’ll see of Aidan from the event.
Peter Jackson just posted the above poster on his official Facebook, citing that it would be handed out at this year’s Comic-Con. The gorgeous artwork seems to call back on the pastoral elements of The Shire while incorporating the whimsy LOTR fans know and love, highlighting Sir Ian McKellen’s legendary Gandalf in the process. Here’s what he had to say about the newest poster for The Hobbit:
Hi everyone. Here’s an exclusive Comic Con poster. Be sure to get your copy in San Diego and let me know what you think of it! Cheers, Peter J
Congratulations are in order for the hard-working cast and crew of The Hobbit, as the films officially wrapped earlier today in New Zealand. (That’s Friday, July 6th, observing time differences.) Peter Jackson posted the above photo on his official Facebook with the following words:
We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!
The films will now enter into the post-production phase, with part one – An Unexpected Journey – gearing up for a December 14th release date.
Our first film still of Aidan Turner in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has hit the web. Entertainment Weekly published several stills from the movie on their website, so head over there and check them out for a better look at the upcoming epic. (There’s another view of the dwarves in their barrels.) Hopefully larger, better quality images will soon surface as well.
Aidan Turner Online now has a Press Archive! In it, you can find original content like feature articles and interviews pulled from numerous sources throughout the years. Unfortunately, there aren’t many, and a few previously online were now impossible to find. However, if you happen to know of any I overlooked, please contact me and I’ll store it in the archive as well.
Yesterday in Wellington, New Zealand, numerous actors from The Hobbit joined Sir Ian McKellen on stage at the State Opera House. The intention was to help raise money for the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch, as it was damaged in the headline-causing earthquake in NZ just last year. Aidan Turner was, in fact, in attendance, along with co-stars (of course) Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Billy Connolly, Dean O’Gorman, and Bilbo Baggins himself, Martin Freeman. Director Peter Jackson was also there.
No professional photos or videos from the show seem to be available, but RichardArmitageNet was awesome enough to round up a bunch of accounts from fans attending the event. Check them out below (Aidan is in the back wearing what seems to be a purple cardigan):
• Hobbit cast on stage, courtesy of @eviebowman.
• Ian McKellan On Stage with Shakespeare, Tolkien, and You, courtesy of noei1984.
• Some shots from when Ian invited the Hobbit cast on stage, followed by members of the audience performing the role of slain French troops, courtesy of cathoiskool.
• YouTube: Ian McKellen On Stage – Hobbit Cast Appearance, courtesy of brionyjae.
Evidently, Lee Pace announced to a couple of fans that Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage would both be at this year’s ComicCon in San Diego. This has not yet been officially reported on, and there’s no word yet on whether Aidan will also be there.
Dean O’Gorman (a.k.a. Fili, Aidan Turner’s co-star in The Hobbit) now has an art exhibit up and running at the Page Blackie Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. The c-type photographs on display show men in army uniforms, looking battered from war experience — and one of those models is Aidan himself. Check out more of Dean’s work here (and look for the other Hobbit co-star in the mix).
As a side-note: ATO would like to wish Aidan Turner a very happy 29th birthday!