Early Details For The World Premiere Of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The first part of Peter Jackson's much anticipated LOTR prequel may be over a year away, but we now have some info on when An Unexpected Journey will have its world premiere...

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By Paul Romano - 10/28/2011


According to The One Ring, Peter Jackson's much anticipated film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will have its world premiere in late November of 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand (which was the same place where the last Lord Of The Rings film, Return Of The King, had its world premiere). New Zealand news site 3 News has a video showing Jackson's announcing the details on the world premiere with NZ Prime Minister John Key, but since there isn't any embed code for right now, click here to watch the eleven minute video.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to premiere in Wellington in late November 2012, director Sir Peter Jackson and Prime Minister John Key announced today at the Hobbiton set in Waikato. Wellington previously hosted the world premiere of the final Lord of the Rings movie, Return of the King, in December 2003.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14th, 2012, while the second part There & Back Again hits theaters December 13th the following year.
Source: The One Ring
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ThatFan - 10/28/2011, 12:36 PM
what about a trailer!
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 12:41 PM
@Intruder - as long as they do a single story for each movie... I'm in. Like fall of Gondolin, sons of Húrin, Deren and Lúthien, War of Wrath, fall of Númenor and so on.

I'm just scared of the idea when I think some idiot could want to make the WHOLE silmarillion as a simple trilogy.

It would require at least 9 movies of 3hr each.
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 12:43 PM
BTW the video you posted reminds me I need to watch it again. The Braveheart theme went so well in it :)
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 12:43 PM
watch = read

duh!
PaulRom - 10/28/2011, 12:45 PM
@ThatFan I've heard things about a trailer being attached to Tintin later this year, I doubt it but you never know.
BmanHall - 10/28/2011, 1:13 PM
This is, by far, my most anticipated movie to date.

CANNOT...

[frick]ING...

WAIT...
P90 - 10/28/2011, 1:25 PM
I dont think a Silmarillion movie or movies would be that good. I read the book for the first time over the summer and while it is interesting as a background to Hobbit/LOTR, it reads like a Bible and I felt little to no connection to any of the characters. Hell the only character I felt ANYTHING towards was Morgoth. He was the only really fleshed out character besides maybe Turin Turambar.
marvel72 - 10/28/2011, 1:33 PM
this is the non comic book movie i'm most looking forward to next year.
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 1:52 PM
P90, I think it's important to explain what exactly is the Silmarillion and why it's not so deep: it is basically the outline of the work Tolkien wanted to create in detail during his life.

He began writing these stories during WWI, and those were from the 1st age. Unfortunately he never had much time to write since he was a teacher in oxford and had a difficult life.

One day he wrote a small book for his son, and that became the Hobbit. It was almost accidentally published because a editor gave the book to his son to read and he loved it. Then the Hobbit was a success.

In the 50's the LoTR was released but it wasn't what Tolkien wanted to write at first, he really wanted to publish his big story, those from the Silmarillion. But The editor wanted more hobbit stories. That's why LoTR begins the way it is, similar to the Hobbit.

The thing at this point was derived from a problem Tolkien knew he had but couldn't stop being like that: he never finished the book because he attained to small details of the story and spent many years re-writing and correcting LoTR.

When he had time he wrote in detail some of the Silmarillion stories, but never in the amount he wanted.

In the end he died in the beginning of the 70's and left much to be done. His son Christopher took his basic wtitings, (tried to) put them in order for publishing and even had to write some parts so the Silmarillion would have some cohesion. It's the version we know.

Some of the detailed texts were published in a 12-volume series called "The History of Middle-Earth", and Christopher said there are more unreleased material from his father.

I really recommend you to read some of these texts from this series (http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_History_of_Middle-earth) and you'll probably find the depth you look for. For example "Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth" ("The Debate of Finrod and Andreth"). It's sick.

Sorry about the long post. Got a little carried out.
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 1:53 PM
BTW, if you read "Letters of JRR Tolkien" you'll know more of his background.
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 2:14 PM
Truder - I agree so much, but I also understand when someone says they don't see it this way, from the perspective of other novels. It's a loooong story in about 300 pages.
P90 - 10/28/2011, 2:31 PM
I am not reading that text wall but I never said it wasn't a good read because it is. I dont think it would make a good movie though. It moves from character to character/place to place/time to time etc far to often for an audience to get attached to anyone or anything.
Fogs - 10/28/2011, 2:34 PM
LOL, ok then...
headlopper - 10/28/2011, 6:29 PM
Never read the books. Just own the cartoon.
But based upon your threads, there seems to be much more to the story.
Anyhow, 'The Hobbit' will be great films.
Scorpioxfactor - 6/13/2012, 9:24 PM
Silmarillion, Totally Rules. I love the book. It's great. It really helps one understand Lord of the Rings even more. But, My Favorite of the whole Book is Feanor. I love him. His saga alone is one movie. (well the whole 1st Age could be a trilogy) Supposedly there is one of his sons still alive wandering around Middle Earth. Do you when Tolkien Died? 3 Rings for the elves high in light, 7 for the dwarves in their halls made of stone, 9 to the Nazgul and 1 ring to rule them all...........1973.

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