It’s been a busy week in the film industry. Tons of images have been released for some highly anticipated films. The first one being Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The photo above features actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. It’s an interesting photo that some have connected with a specific part of The Hobbit book where Bilbo battles spider creatures and names his sword! I haven’t read the book and I haven’t been following The Hobbit as much as I should, so I can’t fully speculate. What I can say is that the photo looks on par with Jackson’s work on the previous Rings trilogy.
These next two pictures are from Simon West‘s The Expendables 2. What’s odd about them is that there is a female member of the crew! That’s right; Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham and the rest of the massive cast that I don’t feel like naming are being joined by actress Yu Nan. She plays a character named Maggie and it leads one to believe that she is a member of the expendables. I’m not sure how I feel about it just yet.
Finally, rounding out the post is an image from Timur Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The film is being produced by Tim Burton and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper. As much as I’m looking forward to the Daniel Day-Lewis/Steven Spielberg Lincoln film I must say that AL: VP interests the hell out of me. I’m hoping the tone is light and the gore is high, but who knows?
What are your thoughts on the latest image roundup? Which film are you most looking forward to of the three listed and why?
(via The Film Stage)