New Sneak Peek at THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

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It’s interesting how most movie adaptations of books are faulted for missing a favorite book scene here or there, but I don’t think you can fault Peter Jackson for something like that, considering that he expanded the epic lone novel into 3 movies. Here’s a new sneak peek at part 2 of The Hobbit movie trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug.

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Listen to Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Soundtrack

BRIT Awards winner and Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran is making his mark in the movie soundtrack area, with the movie being The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and I hate to say, it is a wonderful piece of music. You may wonder why one of this pop-folk-acoustic singer-songwriter’s songs was included in the soundtrack that was 99% composed fantasy-adventure score by Howard Shore, but there is a place for such a song and I think this one works very well for the end credits.

I admire Sheeran’s style of music and I’m happy that he’s been given this opportunity. Here’s what he tweeted about it:

He stated that this song won’t be released on his new album, but of course, you can get it on The Hobbit soundtrack once it’s released, or you can download it on iTunes.

Check out the YouTube video

Or just listen to the song

In a statement, Sheeran added, “It was such an honor working with Peter Jackson on this song. Not only is he one of my favorite directors of my favorite films, ‘The Hobbit’ was the first book I ever read as a child, so it means a lot that I get to produce music for the motion picture.

“I was allowed complete freedom to create what I thought was fitting for the film, which is very rare, and Peter, [filmmakers] Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] were always on hand to give notes and pointers. The entire team down in New Zealand was out of this world,” he continued. “The film is amazing! I’m still geeking out that I’ve done a song for a Peter Jackson film set in Middle-earth!”

Jackson co-signs Sheeran’s love for the franchise. “Ed Sheeran is a true Tolkien fan and also happens to be a brilliant singer/songwriter,” he said. ” ‘I See Fire’ is Ed’s emotional response to the film. It’s perfect.”

via MTV.

The complete soundtrack is available for pre-order purchase and will be released on December 10, 2013.

THE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug TV Spots 1, 2, and 3

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If you haven’t seen them already, here are the TV spots that have been shown for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

TV Spot  #1

TV Spot #2

TV Spot #3

 

Gandalf and Two Pretty Elves Get Their Own Banners for THE HOBBIT 2

We showed you 3 awesome banners yesterday for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Now check out two more.  The first is of our favorite wizard, Gandalf the Grey, played by the amazing Sir Ian McKellen.

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This second poster shows the familiar face of Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom, fighting alongside the female elf specifically created for the film, Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly.

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Don’t forget to check out the newest Hobbit trailer, that hints somewhat of a stirring of feelings between the two.

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG New Trailer Brings More Everything

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The newest trailer brings glimpses of just about everything and everyone and yes, of course you’ll want more.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, part 2 of the film trilogy opens in theaters on December 13, 2013.

Three THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Banners

Check out the 3 banners that showed up today for the upcoming sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie, which opens in theaters December 13, 2013.  The first banner shows Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, along with a few of his band of dwarves, including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ actor Aidan Turner as Kili, and Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield.

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The second banner shows actor Lee Pace, who’s currently filming in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as the Elven King of Mirkwood (and Legolas’ father), Thranduil.

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The third banner features Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, a man of Laketown.  Luke is currently filming Dracula Untold.

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A new trailer is scheduled to be released around 6am Pacific / 9am Eastern time tomorrow, October 1st.

Thanks to Page to Premiere for the tip!

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Not Going to Have Anything for San Diego Comic-Con in Latest Video Blog

hobbit-production-blog-11It’s a sad, sad day for those who were hoping to see some footage or the cast and director at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but unfortunately, not everything is premiered there, much to the delight of those not able to attend.

Right off the bat in this latest The Hobbit production video blog, Peter Jackson made the announcement that he, nor anyone else, will be able to go to Comic-Con this year and present any exclusive footage for attendees.  This is unfortunate indeed, but it seems that Peter does have good reason to not be able to show anything, as they are still hard at work in New Zealand working on pick-ups, and he just won’t have the time to edit an exclusive video, fly all the way out to San Diego, stay for a day, and fly all the way back to New Zealand.   Because of all the work needed to get done in time for the release of the 2nd movie, I can see why it is with a heavy heart that he can’t give us this.

With that said, hopefully, he’ll be able to give us something for 2014’s Comic-Con.

Now, watch the video below to whet your appetite, which shows you the return of certain well-known actors for their last time on the set, talk of the Battle of the Five Armies, Dwarvicise (you have to watch), Radagast poo, and Orlando Bloom on fake-horse-riding (you really have to watch).