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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey First Look Pictures Plus The First Three Prodution Diary Videos. My Inner Tolkien Geek Has Become Aroused…   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

I’m really looking forward to seeing Peter Jackson back in the directors seat for The two part Hobbit/Ring cross over films.  They have been in production for a few months now and the financing is solid and projects are absolutely going to get finished. The film was in limbo for more than a year and ultimately meant the first director, Guillermo del Torro, leaving the project after quite a few key creature characters were already designed. The huge delay meant that Peter Jackson was able to finish his other commitments and jump aboard from executive producer to director taking over where del Torro left off, back submerged in the world of Tolkien once more. Everything from the set so far look stellar. All the returning cast looking as they should. Can’t wait for December 2012 when I get to see more of my childhood stories come to life almost exactly how I imagined it would look. Jackson did it for me with The Lord Of the Rings, excluding the ending of Return of the King, but all and all I really dug what he gave us, hobbit love and all. All the picture below are of the 13 dwarves in costume and shoots of key cast famillar to those who saw the Rings films I’m sure.

And for the real fans,  film makers and actors out there at the bottom of the post you’ve got the first few video production blogs from the set that are filled with great humor on the process of film making, working with cutting edge FX and life on a film crew. All with a master film maker taking us behind the scenes as he’s shooting two mega film projects back to back and with the newest technology behind him. So fucking awesome. A must watch for all fans of the Lord of The Rings trilogy, film makers, actors and FX lovers everywhere, enjoy

The first pic of John Callen as Oin and Peter Hambleton as Gloin , a couple of distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield. Gloin is the father of Gimli, who’ll grow up to be played by John Rhys-Davies in all those Rings movies

The first photo of Jed Brophy as Nori, Adam Brown as Ori and Mark Hadlow as Dori, the three of the dwarves who’ll go questing with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain.

Fili is played by New Zealand native Dean O’Gorman, and Irish actor Aidan Turner plays Kili. In Hobbit lore, their characters are the youngest dwarves born into the Durin royal line. They’re the nephews of Thorin Oakenshield, and even though they’re inexperienced at life, they know their way around a sword.

TheOneRing.Net has the exclusive first look at Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, complete with Orcristi. In the book he’s a mighty warrior and noble, but also a bit vain and stubborn.

Here’s the first 3 Production blogs for any super geeks like me, enjoy:

Really loved watching those. I like to see behind the scenes on these mega pictures and watch all the work and energy  going into them. It never gets old to me.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.