martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

The Hobbit.

CONFIRMED: Orlando Bloom to return as Legolas in The Hobbit!

Orlando Bloom is back! The British actor's elf ears and bow and arrow will live again. Bloom has finally been confirmed to reprise the role of Legolas in Jackson's The Hobbit. Jackson is officially getting the old band back together.

Peter Jackson confirmed the casting news when he announced Bloom's return on Facebook:

"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle-earth with him once more. I'm thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older--and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf."

The Hobbit is currently shooting down in New Zealand, with Martin Freeman playing the title character. Bloom will rejoin other Lord of the Rings actors Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett. Everyone's in this thing! There's a reason they're breaking it up into two parts.

The first Hobbit is expected to open on Dec. 19, 2012, while Part 2 will open in December 2013. The releases will be a year apart, just like the good old Lord of the Rings days. Do you smell that? It's called nostalgia!


Fuente.

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for filmmaker Peter Jackson’s two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit.” The first film, titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.

Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The adventure of “The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

Under Jackson’s direction, both movies are being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Martin Freeman, who just won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the BBC series “Sherlock,” takes on the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas and Aidan Turner.

The screenplays for “The Hobbit” films are by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. Jackson is also producing the films, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The executive producers are Ken Kamins and Zane Weiner, with Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer.

“The Hobbit” films are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing being handled by MGM.

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Y bueno, ¿qué puedo decir yo de todo esto, pequeños lemmings?

Es cómo volver atrás en el tiempo, cómo volver a tener once años y emocionarse vivamente con los estrenos de ésas obras que no sólo llegan al corazón sino que lo ocupan enteramente. Saber que, además, aunque no salgan en el libro original, habrá cameos del cast original de la trilogía y además de mis más queridos personajes, es algo.. demasiado grande, no hay palabras para tanta emoción, tanta alegría, e incluso algunas lagrimillas de felicidad han caído ya leyendo las geniales noticias de reparto, cameos, fechas de estreno... Esto es algo único, y Jackson no se podría imaginar siquiera cómo le agradezco que vuelva a filmar otra gran obra de Tolkien, pues me está haciendo volver al pasado pero en un presente con más conciencia y más fuerza en el corazón. Gracias a todos ellos por devolverme una gran parte de mi vida, así es cómo si ése sueño no hubiera acabado aquel 17 de Diciembre del 2003. Gracias.

Simplemente no tengo más palabras para expresar mi felicidad. Un bue día oficializan el regreso de mi elfo a la gran pantalla, y unos días después salen ya las fechas oficiales de los dos días más felices de mi 2012 y 2013. No hay palabras.

A.

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