This is beyond exciting...like an old friend's return. THE HOBBIT comes to theaters in December 2012! Peter Jackson has thrilled us by making it a two-parter (I would have been happy with another trilogy). No, I will not be sleeping outside, but I may make t-shirts again. YES!
Here is the official blog for the movie, if you are so inclined. I was, of course.
Then I searched IMDB to see what old friends will be returning. I was crushed not to see Viggo Mortensen, John-Ryhs Davies, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd or Dominic Monahan (no Aragorn, Gimli, Merry or Pip?). However, this cannot be the EXACT same film so I am happy to report the return of the amazing Kate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Ian McKellan (Sir), and, thank God, Orlando Bloom. Intersting adds of Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lily, Richard Armitage (aka Captain America), and gang of international well accredited actors who are also signed on for The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2013). PUMPED!
Hey Peter! It's not too late...you can still cast me as a hobbit!! Seriously...Peter...
Here's the trailer, enjoy my prrrreciousssssssssssssssss. Super freaks, look for the shot of Narsil. So exciting!!!!