New screencaptures have been added to the gallery!
From the 4th Annual AACTA Awards:
Interview on the red carpet
From the Monuments Men, Blue Jasmine and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey press junkets
Pictures from the premiere last night, huge thanks to Claudia:
We get to see Smaug on this teaser and like half a milisecond of Galadriel, and twice!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of 3 opens next week, Friday December 14th.
Cate Blanchett attended the World premiere and press conference of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in New Zealand earlier today. This is the first part of the three and the movie is set to open on December 14th. Thanks Claudia for the pictures!
Blanchett confirmed for Hobbit premiere
Australians Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Barry Humphries will all attend the world premiere of the first Hobbit movie in New Zealand next week.
Warner Bros has announced the stars who will attend the first screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in Wellington.
Blanchett plays Elf Queen Galadriel, Weaving plays Elf Lord Elrond and Humphries plays the Goblin King in the latest installment of the epic series.
Filmmakers Sir Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will also be joined by Martin Freeman, who plays the central role of Bilbo Baggins; Richard Armitage, who stars as the dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield; Andy Serkis who plays Gollum and Elijah Wood who plays Frodo Baggins.
There may be a nearly 10-metre statue of Gandalf the Grey above Wellington’s Embassy Theatre, but the actor who plays the character, Sir Ian McKellen, won’t be there to see it for himself.
McKellen said he was sorry he could not attend. “I know they (the cast) will have a wonderful welcome from the fans and I envy them. As ever, my heart is in Wellington, and I send my love.”
Wellington is spending $NZ1.1 million ($A871,943) on activities in the week of the premiere, temporarily calling itself “The Middle of Middle-earth”.
The film is released globally on December 14 and in Australia on Boxing Day.
I’ve added some pictures from the set of The Hobbit. Enjoy!
I’ve added The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Posters to the gallery and here are the Full Trailer and TV Spots
Here is the synopsis:[quote style=”1″]“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.[/quote]
The movie opens December 14th.