Commercial Break: The Hobbit trailer is here!

The biggest thing in the cinemas this week isn’t actually a new film, but a 150-second-long trailer for one that won’t be released for another 51 weeks. Yes – it’s THE HOBBIT!

Following on from the roaring success of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson has turned his movie-making eyes, brains and hands on the other ‘classic’ Tolkien tale – and here’s the first preview of it. Word is that actual humans will be heading to cinemas and paying good money just to see this on the big screen and then wandering off before their unwanted main feature begins. Madness. Or is it? Yes, yes it is.

Apparently, the tale ‘follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.’

We just wet ourselves a bit. Is it December 2012 yet?


  • Marky M.
    Thorin Oakenfold, idiot.
  • bob
    Posted by Marky Mark • December 21, 2011 at 8:17 am Thorin Oakenfold, idiot. Huh? IS there some joke i'm missing?
  • Andy D.
    He's right - Thorin Oakenfold, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King Under the Mountain, record producer and trance DJ. It's on Wikipedia.
  • Duncan D.
    Elijah's let himself go a bit ?
  • Sicknote
    A little off topic for the site; any chance you can post tomorrows weather forecast for me?
  • Sauron
    Best Christmas wishes to you all and a happy new age of man.
  • Michael F.
    Tommorow the weather will be shite.
  • John K.
    Michael Fish, you don't know what you're talking about. The weather tomorrow will be fine with a light south westerly breeze.
  • Wayne M.
    It doesn't matter anyway as the end of the world is 21/12/2012. Maybe they should release it earlier?
  • Michael F.
    Get back into that shelter Kettley. Theres a fucking hurricane coming tomorrow. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice ...err Shame on you again you shamester.

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