Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hobbit Premiere Next Month

Once again, the pitter-patter of little hobbit feet will grace the red carpet in Wellington.
But organisers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiere are keeping tight-lipped as to which celebrities will be at next month's launch. Wellington's Embassy Theatre, which held the Lord of the Rings premiere, will host Sir Peter Jackson's latest film on Wed.Nov.28.
Sir Peter confirmed he would be joined by members of the film's cast, as well as Hollywood stars and executives, but event organisers are keeping tight-lipped at this stage as to whether Orlando Bloom, Sir Ian McKellen or Martin Freeman will be there: all will be revealed in due course.
Sir Peter says he's thrilled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have its world premiere in the "Middle of Middle-Earth": "Nowhere else in the world does a premiere quite like Wellington...it's special showing any film to an audience for the first time, but even more so when it's in your home town."
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the choice to call itself "the Middle of Middle-Earth" for Premiere Week reflects Wellington's position at the heart of NZ's film industry. The City Council will contribute $1.1 million to the week's activities, ensuring the capitol looks its best under the international spotlight.
The film is the first of The Hobbit trilogy and is based on Tolkien's famous novel, in which dwarves call on Hobbit Bilbo Baggins to help them reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug. It's due for world-wide release on Dec.14, with the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, releasing on Dec.13, 2013. The final instalment The Hobbit: There and Back Again is due out July 18, 2014.
PS: 24 Nov.2012 - The Hobbit jet is revealed!

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