In two days (Nov 7, 2012) advance tickets for “The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” go on sale. Most box offices will began taking purchases for the film at 12pm, for the December 14th release. In addition to this great news Warner Brother’s is also offering a true test of magic and stamina in the form of yet another Lord of The Rings (extended versions) movie marathon. Damn, that’s quite a challenge, were talking about eleven plus hours of Middle Earth goings on. The Trilogy will start on Saturday December 8th and end Sunday December 9th.
“We’re expecting a big result as we start the journey for all 3 films,” a WB exec told Deadline.
Tickets for both events will be on sale at participating theaters. No word yet as to what format the LOTR trilogy will be showing in, but The Hobbit will be showing in 2D, 3D, and 24FPS (regular), digital and HFR (aka 48FPS), plus IMAX. With all those options one would almost have to send their minions (ahem) out into the theaters to get their opinions on what format is best for your viewing pleasures, before deciding on one yourself, and I know just the ones. Whether you decide to do the trilogy then movie or just the movie, this Christmas is going to be off the hook! If you’d like to join MITNG on December 14th for The Hobbit opening, please stay tuned and keep checking our Facebook updates for the latest info on what theater and most importantly, where we will be afterwards consuming copious amounts of spirits.
The Hobbit is directed by Peter Jackson and written by Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens and Peter Jackson. It stars Martin Freeman (Bilbo), Sir Ian Mckellan (Gandalf), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Cate Blanchette (Galadriel), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Orlando Bloom (Legolas).