If you can believe it, a mere five months and 20 days away, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” film premieres in the U.S. on Dec. 14th, 2012. And then “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” film premieres in 2013. [(1) right]
I look forward to becoming immersed in Sir Peter Jackson and cast bringing to life JRR Tolkien’s epic adventure tale–The Hobbit– in the two planned films. And if fans can be riveted by a 2 minutes and 32 second movie teaser trailer last December 2011, just think how we will react for 120 minutes plus (2 hours plus) of an entire film! It will be heaven on Middle Earth!
One illustration of the heightened and increased media attention to the upcoming The Hobbit films is the extensive Internet Move Data Base (IMDB) site that also contains a link to play the trailer again [(2) below]:
And The Hobbit films will be an amazing launching pad for Richard Armitage’s [(3) left] international film career when his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield is viewed within the full story context of The Hobbit.
Richard Armitage transforms himself into his characters so completely that we can expect to see a raw, untamed, proud, focused, courageous, loyal, bitter, fierce, unflinching, tormented, noble, warrior king with his portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield. Thorin Oakenshield will step off the pages of JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit and into Middle Earth when Richard Armitage brings Thorin to full and vigorous life.
But Richard Armitage at heart seems to be a true ensemble actor–even when he is playing the lead–preferring instead to focus on advancing the storytelling, not himself. So we won’t “see” Richard, we will only “see” the character he portrays, Thorin.
Richard Armitage is a master storyteller and The Hobbit is a grand tale. I can’t wait to have Sir Peter, Richard, and all the cast and crew tell us the story of The Hobbit [(4) right].
In the meantime, have a great “Thorin Thursday”!
(1) The Hobbit movie gif was found at www.thehobbit.com/media/downloads/auj-buddy-icons.zip ; or, go to www.thehobbit.com and click downloads, then click the buddy icons link.
(2) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie information and movie trailer is found at
(3) Richard Armitage Project Magazine portrait was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Promos/ProjectMagJuly2011/album/slides/ProjectMag-02.html
(4) The Hobbit book cover was found on The Hobbit career page at RANet at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/career/214.html