It’s been eight years since The Lord of the Rings movies, but the stunning new teaser trailer of Peter Jackson’s two part follow-up prequel looks to be just as immersive and awe-inspiring. The Hobbit tells the story of a younger Bilbo, as he reluctantly accompanies a band of Dwarfs, guided by Gandalf the Grey, on a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom, and possibly slay a dragon.
The Hobbit is lighter in tone than The Lord of the Rings, but has the potential to be just as grand. Peter Jackson is clearly a master of suspense, he’s delivered a teaser that introduces all the key players, presents the tone wonderfully and hints at the epicness to come. Released in December 2012, The Unexpected Journey looks to be a romantic, good natured adventure with a lot of heart, while it’s sequel, There and Back Again, will probably go into darker territory.
Whatever the reasons behind The Hobbit films (and I’m sure a lot of studio greed has encouraged it’s creation) a return to Middle-earth is most welcome, and It’ll be nice to see a big budget blockbuster that hasn’t been compromised by studio influence, especially with Peter Jackson at the wheel. Although Christopher Nolan makes technically brilliant films, they’ve always been rather cold, The Hobbit will be the 2012 Blockbuster that retains a soul.
Check out the trailer in all it’s shiny glory over on iTunes Movie Trailers.