The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is coming and so are the new film tie-in publications (17.09.13 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

At least seven titles will be released by all major Tolkien publishing companies early November, in advance of the December 13 debut of the second Hobbit film, called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

They include, next to the usual calendars and diaries, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion by Jude Fisher, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Ultimate Sticker Book, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sticker Book, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: The Movie Storybook and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Activity Book.

The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold.

After setting out from the safety of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins has journeyed through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, fighting through fire, Wargs, Goblins and even escaping the creature known simply as Gollum.

The second movie will bring us to the Lonely Mountain and straight to the dragon. The dwarves and the hobbits will face the desolation of Smaug. A lot of side stories will be created and yet another bunch of extra stories will be added to make the movie extra fun and spectacular. Once again we can expect a big movie with a lot of action and effects and of course the now very well known spectacular landscapes.

The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug Teaser Poster


Case you missed it, some more about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson came The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the first of three films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit. The second film, titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released later this year in December. And the third and final film, which now takes on the title The Hobbit: There and Back Again has been rescheduled from July 18, 2014 to December 17, 2014. All three films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The screenplay for the second movie is still by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and surprisingly also by Guillermo del Toro (how annoying must this be?). Sir Peter Jackson, who just received New Zealand's highest honour, is producing the film, together with Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham and Zane Weiner. The executive producers are Callum Greene and Ken Kamins, with Philippa Boyens serving as co-producer.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey and Martin Freeman remains playing the central role of Bilbo Baggins (although I prefer him as Watson). Also reprising their roles from The Lord of the Rings movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum.

The main cast includes (in alphabetical order) Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Manu Bennett, Hugo Weaving, Aidan Turner, Lee Pace, Thranduil Christopher Lee, Ian Holm and Andy Serkis.

With all the big names one would almost forget to mention that the movie is (supposed to be) based on a book called The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. And because I like books I thought it a nice idea to show some of the books that are being produced to coincide with the upcoming movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Some will be interesting reads, others are just books that belong in every good franchise.

There will be books for small and big, paperbacks and nice looking hardcover editions... yes their will be The Hobbit movie images all over the place (once again)! It will be a global publishing event long to remember.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

A companion volume to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that will introduce readers to the characters and settings of Peter Jackson's film. Full-color throughout with gatefold maps.

This official tie-in photo guidebook is packed with exclusive photographs and in-depth text offering a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, directed by Peter Jackson.

Richly illustrated with more than 100 colour photos from the film, and featuring a brand new fold-out map charting the journey to Erebor and the dragon, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion follows the company of Thorin and Bilbo Baggins in many new adventures.

Jude Fisher is a pseudonym for an established fantasy author. Her Two Towers Visual Companion was a New York Times bestseller..
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Visual Companion

Publishers:
HarperCollins and Houghton Mifflin
Author: Jude Fisher

Publication Date:
5 November 2013

Type:
hardcover, 84 pages
ISBN-10: 0007467966
ISBN-13: 978-0007467969
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide

Journey deeper into the magical world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members, including Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake-town, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Tauriel the Elf, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who reveals film-making secrets about playing the dragon, Smaug.

Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion to the second film in the award-winning trilogy.

Brian Sibley is the author of The Map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, Chicken Run: Hatching the Movie, and The Land of Narnia: Exploring the World of C.S. Lewis. He lives in England.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide

Publishers:
HarperCollins, Mariner Books and Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Brian Sibley

Publication Date:
5 November 2012

Type:
paperback, 128 pages
ISBN-10: 0007525486
ISBN-13: 978-0007525485
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Ultimate Sticker Book

With 10 pages of stickers plus lots of stunning activities, this amazing book is a great companion to the exciting new movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

This book is filled with information on all of the main characters - good and evil - plus puzzles, quizzes and more. With colourful images and over 100 reusable stickers from Bilbo to Gandalf, Orc to Goblin - you’ll find them all here!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Ultimate Sticker Book
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Ultimate Sticker Book

Publishers:
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks

Publication Date:
7 November 2012

Type:
paperback, 44 pages
ISBN-10: 0007528752
ISBN-13: 978-0007528752
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sticker Book

Enter the world of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and the Dwarves as they continue their journey. This new book in the Hobbit range includes different fact files and activities designed to inform the reader about the story and its characters and invite them to participate using the stickers.

Includes four pages of full-color photo stickers featuring the characters, and creatures from the films.

With stickers and stunning activities, this amazing book introduces you to the world of Bilbo Baggins and his friends.

This book is filled with information on all of the main characters from the new movie plus puzzles, quizzes and more. With colourful images and reusable stickers this is a Hobbit fan’s dream!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sticker Book
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Sticker Book

Publishers:
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, Mariner Books and Houghton Mifflin
Author: Paddy Kempshall

Publication Date:
November 2012

Type:
paperback, 24 pages
ISBN-10: 0007531125
ISBN-13: 978-0007531127
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: The Movie Storybook

Find out what lies ahead for Bilbo and the Dwarves in this easy-to-read storybook that provides an enticing summary of the events in the second film.

Fully illustrated with dozens of stills from the film and full-color artwork, this engaging and thrilling film companion reveals the full excitement of the second part in The Hobbitmovie trilogy, including the characters and events exclusive to the film!

Relive the whole story of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in this fantastic photo-filled book. Join Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves on their amazing journey to defeat the dragon, Smaug, in this fully illustrated storybook of the second of Peter Jackson’s stunning Hobbit movies.

Packed with stills from the film, this is one book that Hobbit fans and movie-goers will not want to miss!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: The Movie Storybook
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: The Movie Storybook

Publishers:
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, Mariner Books and Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date:
7 November 2012

Type:
paperback, 48 pages
ISBN-10:
0007531117
ISBN-13:
978-0007531110
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Activity Book

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Activity Book offers a teasing insight into what lies in store for fans of The Hobbit.

Packed with stills and artwork from the film, the book includes character profiles and hobbit puzzles and games, making it the ideal gift for fans young and old and the perfect entry-level companion for younger readers.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Activity Book
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Activity Book

Publishers:
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, Mariner Books and Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date:
5 November 2013

Type:
paperback, 64 pages
ISBN-10:
0547898673
ISBN-13:
978-0547898674
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Annual 2014

Published in advance of the amazing second movie in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, this is the official Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation.

Join Bilbo Baggins as he continues his journey across the wilds of Middle-earth with Gandalf the Wizard and a company of thirteen Dwarves!

This Annual is the ideal gift for all Hobbit and movie fans. Full of character profiles, Hobbit activities and information, this is the perfect companion to the blockbuster movie.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Annual 2014
Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Annual 2014

Publishers:
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks and Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date:
29 Aug 2013

Type:
wall calendar
ISBN-10:
0007519966
ISBN-13:
978-0007519965


2014 The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey Year-in-a-Box

Fans are ready to return to Middle-earth through a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular master piece, The Hobbit.

Follow the adventure of Bilbo Baggins in this "precious" YIAB calendar.
2014 The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey Year-in-a-Box
Title: 2014 The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey Year-in-a-Box

Publishers:
Mead

Publication Date:
10 September 2013

Type:
day to day calendar
ISBN-10:
1423822773
ISBN-13:
978-1423822776

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