First Look: Three Official Images from Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'!
We've been getting some casting updates from Peter Jackson's Facebook page lately, but now some meaty stuff is finally coming out of New Zealand, as production on The Hobbit has been underway for a little while now. We'd previously seen a photo of the entire cast of the film (up to that point), but now we have the first official images from the set featuring a fantastic look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and even Sir Ian McKellan back in the robes as Gandalf the Grey. It really is exciting seeing new and familiar faces back in Middle Earth, and these photos make me anxious to already see the first movie in 2012. See below!
Click on any of the photos to jump back to Entertainment Weekly, where they originally came from. If you take a closer look at the first photo of Bilbo, you can even see some of the dwarfs in the background as well.
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit... The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The first part of The Hobbit hits theaters December 2012.