Two more new promotional pictures for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been added to the gallery, both featuring Aidan Turner as Kili. The first takes place presumably inside Bilbo Baggin’s hobbit hole, when the dwarves first arrive. The second appears to follow the crew on their “unexpected journey.” I believe there are more to this poster series (not featuring Aidan, however), which I’ll also be adding soon.
Seems like there’s a handful of new posters each week for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This time, there’s a long scroll that depicts the lead characters from the film: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the thirteen dwarves — including Aidan Turner as Kili. Be sure to click on the full image in the gallery for a great, high-quality look at everyone.
Two new posters featuring characters from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have been released. The first – which was released a few days ago – looks similar to previous Lord Of The Rings posters, focusing on a single prominent character (like Frodo and Aragorn). This time, Bilbo Baggins gets the special treatment. Another poster was released today, featuring all thirteen of the dwarves, including Aidan Turner as Kili. Both have been added to the gallery for your enjoyment.
Back in December 2011, a teaser trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released. Finally, just short of three months until the movie is due to hit cinemas, a theatrical trailer has made its debut. It’s a little longer than the teaser, showing what to expect in merely the first half of the movie trilogy. There’s a lot of surprising peeks at Aidan Turner throughout the entire video, including lots of laughter out of his character, Kili. The film looks to be epic in scope yet retains the lightness of Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit. Personally, I can’t wait to see it!
According to Showmasters, Aidan Turner will be attending this year’s Entertainment and Media Show in London, England. The event – which celebrates film, TV, and comics – will take place on October 6th and 7th, and Aidan is scheduled to attend both days. The announcement states that he’ll be doing both photo shoots and talks throughout his stay. For those lucky enough to attend the event, tickets are already available at the Showmasters store. Hopefully some fans will send ATO information and photos from the event!
Edit: Due to film scheduling conflicts, Aidan will unfortunately no longer be attending EMS.
Many new film stills from The Hobbit have emerged thanks to an iTunes app. Three of the photos feature Aidan Turner as Kili, one of which also includes Fili (Dean O’Gorman). There’s not much else to report on with regards to the stills, but I should add that the app is worth checking out if you want more insight on the upcoming film.
ComingSoon.net has posted a first look at an official, “2013 16-month calendar” for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Aidan is not only featured inside – along with his onscreen companion, Fili – but he’s actually on the cover as well! It seems like he’s going to be used heavily in promotion for the film, which I’m sure a lot of old and new fans of Aidan will appreciate.
Author Cassandra Clare has posted a major casting announcement on her official blog: Aidan Turner will portray Lucian “Luke Garroway” Graymark, a werewolf, in the upcoming film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments. Here’s what she had to say about Luke and Aidan:
Luke — Clary’s surrogate father figure, he has a hell of a dark past despite his current mild-mannered, bookstore-owning ways. The scars he bears belie his gentle heart — but he could tear you apart with his teeth if you threatened something he cared about.
Holly has long insisted Luke is her Fictional Boyfriend, so today, Holly, you have won:
He was terrific in “Being Human” and there’s massive buzz about his upcoming role in The Hobbit. He’s Irish so perhaps he and Robert Sheehan can sit around and talk about Irish things.
Looking more the flannel-shirt wearing Luke we know and love. Harald was so excited to work with him he was hopping around. I’m pretty excited about him playing Luke myself! Welcome Aidan!
Filming begins on August 20th, and the first film in the franchise – City of Bones – is expected to hit theaters nearly one year later on August 23, 2013.
Rumors on The Hobbit splitting into three movies – instead of the announced two – can now be put to rest. Peter Jackson confirmed on his official Facebook that the action-adventure film will become even more epic by expanding into a trilogy. Check out his blog post on the matter:
It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’
We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.
So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of The Hobbit films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.
It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”