I have a feeling it’s going to get a lot harder to catch up with Aidan Turner after The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premieres across the global. But we’ll do our best! The US premiere is nearly upon us and I can barely contain my excitement! Personally, I intend on seeing both the 3D and the 48fps versions. Of course I’ll probably see this film in theaters more than just twice. But I’ll “blame” that on my professional interest in filmmaking… Or the beautiful New Zealand vistas that only a large screen will do justice to… No other reasons at all…. (Sarcasm!)
In the video below Aidan Turner is joined by fellow Irishman James Nesbitt in an interview covering the reaction to being cast in The Hobbit and the experience of filming “in Middle Earth” with Sir Peter Jackson. We even hear Aidan speak some “ancient dwarves phrases” with obvious ease. Such talent!
We have known for quite a while now that Aidan Turner has the talent and charm for super-stardom. Well his time has come. The proof is in a multi-country journey of red carpet premieres! Best wishes, Mr. Turner! We’ll be watching. And applauding. As we have been all along.
Next Movie named Aidan Turner one of the Next Breakout Stars of Fall! This is what they had to say…
‘Why He’ll Be a Star: This December,”The Lord of the Rings” fans will find themselves fancying not a beautiful blond elf but the most surprisingly dashing dwarf in Middle-earth. Turner first turned heads as a sexy vampire on the U.K.’s paranormal series “Being Human”; in early 2011, Peter Jackson tapped the bedroom-eyed Irishman to play a brave young dwarf. As one of the 13 dwarves that Bilbo Baggins joins on “An Unexpected Journey,” Turner should be as memorable a warrior as the beloved Gimli.’
After finishing up the colossal film series he’s been working on in New Zealand (The Hobbit — you might’ve heard of it), Aidan’s new project is ‘City of Bones’. Based on the first novel in the young adult urban fantasy series ‘The Mortal Instruments’ by Cassandra Clare, Aidan plays avuncular Luke- a bookstore owner, werewolf, and mentor to young Clary (a demon hunter played by Lily Collins). City of Bones is the first book of six, so it’s conceivable that this could also be the first film of six. We’ll see.
Also appearing in the film are Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight Series), and Lena Heady.
Filming started in Toronto in mid-August and is expected to last three months. Release is expected in August 2013.
Written and Contributed by ‘Fleem’
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Wall Calendar 2013
will be released in October 2012.
The calendar features all of the Dwarfs, a map of Thor, Elrond, Galadriel, Legolas, Gandalf, Bilbo, and a first look at Radagast the Brown.