Great news for J.R.R. Tolkien and fantasy film fans! The teaser trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit was released two days ago. In the upcoming movie the dwarves, Bilbo, and Gandalf continue their journey that they started in the first film. They’ve already escaped the Misty Mountains and Bilbo Baggins has already gained the One Ring – now they’re on their way to more adventures and to get their gold back from the dragon, Smaug.
The film is the sequel to the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the prequel to the 2014 film The Hobbit: There and Back Again. All three films were shot at locations in New Zealand and are directed by Lord of the Rings Trilogy director Peter Jackson. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is rumored have a budget of $200 to $315 million and filming was completed in the middle of 2012.
The upcoming film re-unites the majority of the cast from the first movie and many of the actors who starred in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will feature appearances by Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield), James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Christopher Lee (Saruman), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Graham McTavish, Manu Bennett, Sylvester McCoy, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel). The Tauriel character is not featured in the original 1937 book and was created by the film makers to give the film some added energy.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is one of the most anticipated films of 2013 and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a boring film, check out the awesome trailer below to see what I mean.
What do you think of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer? Will you be rushing to your nearest Nu Metro or Ster-Kinekor theatre to watch the film when it’s finally released in December 2013? Or are you going to give this film a skip? Leave a comment and let me know.
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