Two TV Spots for 'Desolation of Smaug' + Three GITD 'LOTR' Prints
"Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, oh Smaug the Stupendous." With only 10 weeks left until "Part 2" of The Hobbit hits theaters, Tolkien mania is kicking in once again. Warner Bros recently unveiled two new TV spots for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in the trilogy based on Tolkien's novel, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Richard Armitage as Thorin (above). The first spot below is a condensed version of the first trailer, while the second spot is a condensed version of the recent second trailer with some extra bits (a love story!) thrown in. In related news, a new set of glow-in-the-dark Lord of the Rings prints have debuted.
Here's the two TV spots for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, via TheMovieBox:
So, what about those Lord of the Rings prints? As a massive fan of the original LOTR trilogy, I almost instantly fall in love with any gorgeous artwork inspired by those three movies. Our friends at Collider have premiered a triptych set of glow-in-the-dark prints by artist Marko Manev (his website) for all three Lord of the Rings movies. These are being sold by the Hero Complex Gallery (starting October 4th at 9AM) for the price of $100 for all three. Each piece is 12"x23" screenprinted in 5 colors with a glow-in-the-dark layer. This set reminds me of Mondo's LOTR trilogy by JC Richard that first debuted at Comic-Con last year.
Here's the full set of prints (with glow-in-the-dark beneath) for Marko Manev's Lord of the Rings triptych:
To see any of these Lord of the Rings prints in full, click the images above to download high res on Collider.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, 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 films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of 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 Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.