Howard Shore Returns to Middle Earth as Composer
Published: November 19, 2010 - 8:25am
Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore will be scoring the two Hobbit movies. Also, some behind-the-scenes images of Hobbiton as it nears finish on construction.
In a recent interview with The Province Shore confirmed that he will indeed score both parts of The Hobbit. He is touring for his Lord of the Rings Symphony which takes the listener through the entire story musically in two-hours and 10-minutes.
The composer won Oscars for Best Original Score for both The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King with the latter picking up an additional Oscar for Best Original Song.
"We've talked about making these movies for many years, at least since 2002. It looks like finally it's going to be happening. I'll be working on it for the next three years -- it's going to consume a lot of my time and work now."
January's Total Film Magazine provides us with more behind the scenes pictures of Hobbiton as the movie gets close to production. They also point out some intriguing facts from the set. Click on the images to enlarge.
The Hobbit comes to theaters November 2012 with a second part due in late 2013 and stars Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Doug Jones, James Nesbitt.