Check This Out: Empire Debuts New Hobbit Cover
by Alex Billington
January 28, 2009
Okay, okay, I know this is just Smeagol from Lord of the Rings, but I get a chill realizing that we'll see be seeing Middle Earth again on the big screen in two years time. Empire has debuted their latest cover, which features everyone's favorite CGI wonder, Smeagol, looking quite happy. Why is he on the cover if they haven't even written the script or started shooting The Hobbit? "We feel it’s our duty to cheer you up – and what better way than by presenting to you our brand new issue… inside our special feature, you'll find a one-stop shop of information on the films that may be the most anticipated of the next few years."
I haven't picked up the latest issue yet, but Empire claims their article on The Hobbit will "tell you how the film finally became a reality after years languishing in tangled rights hell; why Peter Jackson stepped aside from directing; what might be contained in the mooted second movie; and just what director Guillermo del Toro has in store for the whole shebang." Here's a sneak peek at a quote from del Toro: "Whatever The Hobbit ends up being, it has to ultimately blend seamlessly into the first movie of the trilogy. We have to respect the cosmology and the canon established by the trilogy and follow it." Sound good to you?