HOBBIT Footage a Hit at Comic-Con

News sources are advising Peter Jackson to get his Oscar speech ready. The 12-minute footage (or 13-minute, depending on which source you believe) from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, that he presented at Comic-Con over the weekend was, by all accounts, a huge hit with the 6,500 fans who lined up, many overnight, to see it.

Unexpected Journey opens on December 14. The sequel. The Hobbit: There and Back Again is due next year. Peter Jackson made comments during an interview at  Comic-Con, that touched off rumors that the second film may be split into two, resulting in a trilogy. He quickly backed off, however, saying talk of a trilogy is “very premature.

The clips shown at Comic-Con were up on YouTube briefly and then removed. For now, the only glimpse we have is the trailer that was released last December and behind-the-scenes footage on Peter Jackson’s blog.

Official Movie Web Site: TheHobbit.com

The tie-in is being published in September.

The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)
J.R.R. Tolkien
Retail Price: $13.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: HMH/Mariner Books – (2012-09-18)
ISBN / EAN: 0547844972 / 9780547844978

HMH/Mariner also lists a behind-the-scenes book for young readers.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey–The World of Hobbits
Paddy Kempshall
Retail Price: $9.95
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books – (2012-11-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0547898738 / 9780547898735

On the other hand, reports the NYT, The Host, Stephenie Meyer’s new project, ” was greeted with puzzled expressions and tepid applause. That sent a publicist for its distributor, Open Road Films, scrambling to point a reporter toward positive reactions from bloggers.”

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