After nearly nine months of production director Peter Jackson has wrapped principal photography on his two-part cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved fantasy novel "The Hobbit".
The first film, "An Unexpected Journey," is due in AMC Theatres this coming December, and the second, "There and Back Again," is scheduled for release the following year.
Jackson made the announcement on his Facebook page saying:
"We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con!"
Fans of the franchise will be excited to see what the director will reveal at the Con. We were granted a short teaser trailer this past December and several screen shot images via Entertainment Weekly (which you can see below) this week but many are still awaiting a more sizable look at the highly anticipated film.
A lucky few who were present at this year's CinemaCon were granted a glimpse of the "The Hobbit" projected in 3D at high-speed 48 f.p.s., but Comic Con will be the first time that non-press movie fans will get a peek at what is to come.
Now there will likely be reshoots and pick-ups here and there as is normal, but it will be interesting to see if the announcement serves to feed the flames of fan ferver that may have been a bit more subdued previously as we all waited to see the film actually materialize after years of delays.
Take a look at what AMC movie news managing editor John Campea and I have to say about Jackson's announcement and the likely impact it will have on the fanbase in the video below.
Source: Screen Rant
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