Movie News: New 'Hobbit' Poster, 'Lone Ranger' Tragedy, Matt Damon in 'Promised Land' Trailer

Movie News: New 'Hobbit' Poster, 'Lone Ranger' Tragedy, Matt Damon in 'Promised Land' Trailer

Sep 24, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: A new poster for the first movie in Peter Jackson’s new Tolkien trilogy has been released, featuring Martin Freeman in a dynamic pose as Bilbo Baggins. In Tolkien’s book, Bilbo begins as a rather passive character before demonstrating more action-oriented abilities, so the poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey also points forward to the future installments of the series. [Hey U Guys]

The Lone Ranger: A member of the film crew working on Disney’s The Lone Ranger died on the set late last week. No details of the incident have been released, but evidently the death occurred “during preparation for an underwater action scene.” Johnny Depp stars in the big-budget project under the direction of Gore Verbinski. [The Hollywood Reporter]

A Knight’s Tale: Heath Ledger starred in A Knight’s Tale, which, back in 2001, attempted to give the then-out-of-fashion historical action movie a kick in the pants. Ronald Moore, who created a new version of Battlestar Galactica, will tackle the script for a TV version of A Knight’s Tale, which is envisioned as following the basic template of the original film while also opening things up for a possible series. [Deadline]

Promised Land Trailer: Salespeople Matt Damon and Frances McDormand travel to a small farm community in Promised Land, directed by Gus Van Sant and due in theaters for an award-qualifying run this fall. The drama also stars John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Hal Holbrook. [The Film Stage]

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