A new tv spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug focused on Evangeline’s character Tauriel was just released. Less than 3 weeks to go!
A new trailer ofr The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has just been released. Quite a few new glimpses of Tauriel. Be sure to watch it below!
The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has just made its way online and we get quite of few glimpses of Evangeline in action. The movie hits theaters on December 13th.
Peter Jackson will make a third film in his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, it was jointly announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Line Cinema, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
Jackson, the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker behind the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, recently wrapped principal photography on what he originally planned to be a two-film adaptation of The Hobbit, which is set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings. (…)
The first film in the trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be released December 14, 2012, with the second film releasing on December 13, 2013, and the third film slated for summer 2014. All three films will be released in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX. (source)
Here’s hoping that Evangeline’s character Tauriel will also be featured in the third installment!
Evangeline Lilly (Real Steel, “LOST”) was asked by Entertainment Weekly about her character Tauriel in the upcoming, highly-anticipated Hobbit films.
When asked if she had to learn archery and swordplay, Lilly said “Yes, she is a warrior. She’s actually the head of the Elven guard. She’s the big shot in the army. So she knows how to wield any weapon, but the primary weapons that she uses are a bow and arrow and two daggers. And she’s lethal and deadly. You definitely wouldn’t want to be caught in a dark alley next to Tauriel.”
She also commented on how much we’ll see the character. “She’s not in the first film very much. She comes into the first film near the end, and has a very small part to play. Her role in the second film is much more involved. Although, I have to say, when I first read the scripts and took the job, she had a lot less going on in the second film. I think the role is becoming a bit more demanding than I had expected it to be. There’s a lot more for me to do now, which is a lot of fun, but it’s a little more pressure.”
Lilly added that she has to go back to New Zealand for five more months of filming.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 14 and is followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013. (source)
The heartfelt sci-fi family boxing drama Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo delivered a knockout punch at the box office, and will look to do the same when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 24, 2012.
Real Steel is the story of a down and out boxing promoter who discovers he has an 11-year old son. Through a discarded robot boxer that the promoter brings back to life, he’s able to connect with his son and make him proud.
There will be two Blu-ray configurations of Real Steel, both of which will include the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film. The difference is one set will also include a third disc with a digital copy, while the other will not.
Real Steel on Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Bonus features are as follows:
Blu-ray Exclusive: Countdown To The Fight: The Charlie Kenton Story
Blu-ray Exclusive: Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ
Blu-ray Exclusive: Audio Commentary With Director Shawn Levy
Blu-ray Exclusive: REAL STEEL Second Screen: Ringside With Director Shawn Levy
Blu-ray Exclusive: Deleted & Extended Scenes — With Introductions By Director Shawn Levy
Making Of Metal Valley
Building The Bots
“I’m very concerned that I’ll be the black mark on The Hobbit!” jokes Lost’s Lilly to SFX’s Tara Bennett
After toiling for six seasons as feisty Kate Austen on Lost, actress Evangeline Lilly ended the first mainstream, long-running acting gig she’d ever had and asked herself the familiar question, “What next?” Always candid about looking for a life outside of acting, Lilly has spent the last year and a half writing, reconnecting with her life and giving birth to her first child. However acting is still beckoning Lilly and she’s taken some choice roles in projects she couldn’t pass up. First up, she co-stars with Hugh Jackman in Real Steel opening in October. And right now, she’s living in New Zealand for the duration of Peter Jackson’s dual Hobbit shoots, playing a newly-created character not from the books – Tauriel the Elf.
SFX got an exclusive chat with Lilly about life after Lost, working with Peter Jackson and bringing The Hobbit to screen.
You’ve been off the media radar for the last year but you’re about to go back into the fray with Real Steel being released. Are you trepidatious or excited?
“Right now I’m sort of holding my breath the same way before Lost went on the air because there’s been this beautiful calm after the storm. I don’t get harassed anymore and generally speaking I can kind of get away with not too much trouble from the paparazzi; a little but not on a large scale. I sort of felt like this is what I was working towards and why I say I’m not going to act anymore – I want this! I want this peace, this normalcy, to visit my family and go for walks on the beach. I’m hoping it lasts because I’m not sure what will happen when Real Steel comes out and The Hobbit comes out. I’m not sure if I’ve just totally f**ked myself.” [Laughs]
Real Steel came around right after the end of Lost. Since you wanted an acting break, what about the film or the character was enticing enough for you to jump into it?
“After Lost and having a character that was so complex, layered, nuanced and constantly running in fear, crying in sorrow or screaming in terror, when I got the script of Real Steel – and was reading Bailey Tallet – one of my prerequisites was that she be someone I could relax into and just do it. I didn’t have to put my heart and soul and guts into it. Bailey is sort of the anchor from which a lot of the story pivots around.”
The grind of one-hour TV is what wipes out most people, so going into a film right after Lost, was the experience very different?
“With Real Steel, I was so focused on what I was doing outside work and being so excited to be finished with Lost. I was spending a lot of time in Africa and my focus wasn’t so much on Bailey’s back-story or learning about boxing as much as it was my work outside of the film. I was sort of like a day player in that I came in and gave everything I had every day I was there and committed on set. When I was home, I focused on the other things in my life.”
Now you’re in New Zealand filming The Hobbit with Peter Jackson. It’s a long commitment which would make some actors balk. Was that a concern?
“I will be in and out of New Zealand for the course of a year. It worked out well. For a lot of actors, being that tied down would be problematic for their careers because they wouldn’t have the freedom to take any other part in the meantime. For me it’s perfect because I want to have time to spend with my family and relax and focus on my writing. This role gives me a framework within which to do that because I’m not working all the time but I’m working enough. When you’re not working at all, you get lost in space and time and don’t accomplish anything. It’s a flexible work environment and I don’t have to be estranged from my family.”