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THE HOBBIT 1-sheet? What do you think?

Hey folks, Harry here...  Over on the website for the rather awesome camera known as the RED they have a display of posters for movies that have been shot with the RED or will be shot with the RED - and the company site has the below poster image...   I've no idea where they nabbed it from, I can't quite make out that odd lettering above the BBI of HOBBIT, but I figured I'd throw your attention in it's general direction.    Is it a teaser poster?   Something that was given to technology partners with the film?  Or some bullshit they decided to post on their site to make fools like me link to a fairly dry corporate site.    BTW - how awesome is the last shot of the latest PRODUCTION BLOG...   It's just about the best thing ever, right?

 

 

The Poster has been removed at the request of Warners.   PJ and crew are contacting RED to have the poster removed.   Apparently RED created a fake poster to enthusiastically chest beat that Peter was using the RED system on THE HOBBIT.   Sounds about like what we thought.

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  • July 21, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    THE HOBBIT teaser poster? Found this at an odd place online.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by goshawkf

    Can't wait! First?

  • July 21, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    maybe it's just filler for other text to be inserted later?

    by Demosthenes2

    Anyway, looks nice, very classy, mysterious.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

    by iwontwin

    REVVED UP LIKE A DOUCHE

  • July 21, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST

    obviously fake...

    by Dolph

    that's frodo ffs.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Has a Bit of Rankin Bass About It

    by Longtime Lurker

    Which maybe isn't bad. I have illustrations from that cartoon, but never saw the whole thing. Should I?

  • July 21, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    How did...

    by bdc777

    ... you not realize this was a fake Harry? Maybe you should get your DVD column up instead of posting shit like this.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Yes...Totally a fake.

    by ENIK REED

  • July 21, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST

    So Elijah Wood is playing Bilbo?

    by Mattman

  • July 21, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Harry you gullible fool!

    by MrH

    Clearly a fan made mock up, any dingbat can see that is Elijah Wood standing there!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Dear god man...it's a fake! are you THAT dumb.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • July 21, 2011, 1:49 a.m. CST

    if harry can't spot that as a fake

    by teamneedle

    then i have a hard time of trusting any of his judgement.

  • Yeah but no this is fake.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    efkan zehir (deviant ART)

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    fan art. and yes, this is frodo.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    ....its a hobbit alright...

    by mattforce7

    but not the right one

  • July 21, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    First result in Google

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    http://3fkan.deviantart.com/art/The-Hobbit-Poster-efkan-zehir-192237510 This exceeded all expectation I had for full blown FAIL

  • July 21, 2011, 1:58 a.m. CST

    AAhaahaahaahahahaa. First thing I though was...

    by Jaka

    ...why is Bilbo already holding the ring? Then, why does Bilbo look an awful lot like Frodo? Then I saw the ring in the foreground. Then I read the comments. lol Harry, dude, I really want to think you knew this was a fake and just posted it to see what reaction it would get. But we all know that's not true, so I look forward with great anticipation to your backpedaling... or pedalbacking, as it were.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:03 a.m. CST

    the sad thing...

    by Richard

    is I didn't realize it was a fake because it LOOKS LIKE Frodo, but because I recognize THE FREAKING POSE. It registers automatically to my mind. I think it's taken from when Frodo goes into Bag End right after Bilbo disappears.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    maybe I should change my name to harryknowlesnothingaboutposterseither

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 21, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST

    NIX THAT

    by Richard

    He has the Lorien cloak. is it the Dead Marshes? In Mount Doom? sad that frame of film registers so quickly, but I can't recall the scene.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    It's friggin' Elijah...

    by AzarN

    If it's on RED's site... that's weird. It COULD be a very early mockup they threw at RED as some sort of obligation... but it's certainly weak...

  • July 21, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    HHHHAAAAA!!!!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    On tonight's episode, Harry and Company get hoodwinked...AGAIN!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST

    azarn

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    It's a real shame, because either it is fucking fan art and they conveniently lifted it off deviant art or the individual at deviant art pilfered the image and put his shitty watermark into it. Either way it's fucking garbage.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    How does anyone with eyes in their head actually fall for that?

    by Stegman84

    I mean I'm not the world's biggest critical asshole, but even I can see on my crappy little laptop screen that this was Elijah standing there, and that this had an overwhelming aroma of the fan-made variety. Harry, you actually know Elijah, he comes to your fucking house, you know Peter Jackson, you visited New Zealand during the LotR filming and have seen this stuff up close, you boast about how many times you have watched the films on your massive hp,e cinema set up and at theatrical showings, and yet you still couldn't see that this was clearly fake as all hell? I mean, really? Something somebody above proved beyond a shadow of a doubt entirely too easily with all of about three seconds worth of detective work, not that such detective work was even needed given how overwhelmingly fake this clearly looks. I mean...Jesus Christ.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    That sure looks like Elijah Wood to me.

    by JediRob

  • July 21, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST

    david_denmans_beard, nice find.

    by JediRob

    Total fail.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:20 a.m. CST

    how long till genderbender is fuckin banhammered guys???

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    for fucks sake I have been banned three times for petty, petty shit. This loadmouthed troll only reason for existence it seems is to find spurious links in any beloved geek film to female debasement, including rape calls all over the fucking place. Get some credibility AICN and ban her. I'm getting sick of wading through her bile and hatred.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Of course it's a fake.

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    That's an Elija Wood shot. Compare that picture to this one: http://www-images.theonering.org/torwp/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bilbo-martinfreeman.jpg — The hair is completely different.

  • ...every now and then I feel like that guy is running this site.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    The more I look at the image zoomed in

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    the more flaws I see in it. Just look at the shadows around the feet. Holy shit that is terrible.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Harry.....

    by Conaw

    you're an idiot. Anyone can see that this is a fake. Of course you wouldn't notice it though.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    That is totally Elijah Wood.

    by Andrew McMillan

  • July 21, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    He's wearing the Elven brooch!

    by Aragorn742

    This is totally fake. Frodo Baggins is wearing the Elven brooch given to him by Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    WHAT AN IDIOT!!!

    by ryan

    GOOD! MORE FOR ME AND YOU!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    1 sheet? More like 2-ply.

    by Johnny Wishbone

    I wouldn't wipe my ass with it.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Phale.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • July 21, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    david_denmans_beard /Harry, Fact check for fuck sake...

    by Franck

    Any good journalist must attempt to verify beyond sources when the material involved is truthful or capable of different argumentations, and present it as one or the other. One must be skeptical of all facts gathered and report them only when reasonably satisfied of their accuracy. You should watch against errors that may cause a story or post to misinform your readers and not imply a fact that you have not confirmed. It took David_denmans_beard two clicks on Google to do just that. Were you just fucking lazy or were you short on posts and you decided to insult your readers and throw them a bullshit bone to compensate for a real scoop you've been lacking to provide for quite a while now? Maybetime to look in the mirror again? With much love nevertheless.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    HEY HARRY

    by ryan

    i found a teaser poster for the upcoming Avengers movie in your belly button.....oh wait....thats just your fuckin shirt lint you asswipe

  • July 21, 2011, 4:38 a.m. CST

    I don't think thats Frodo

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    it looks like the Catwoman to me. This must be a clever viral marketing stunt by TDKR guys.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:45 a.m. CST

    come to think of it. is that the superman logo etched onto The One Ring......

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 21, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Cunts

    by TheBandit73

    What fucking moaning, cowardly cunts a lot of you are. He made a mistake, correct it if you must and move on. Howabout all the other shit he gets right? Get the fuck off this site you fucking moaning bitches

  • July 21, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST

    I believe that's Frodo taken from Shelob's Lair

    by Cosmik

    That would be his elven flashlight removed from his right hand.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Fake.

    by MaxTheSilent

    Jesus, Harry...

  • July 21, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Sad...

    by The_Skook

    ...without exception, all those posters on RED are photos or montages of some description. The art of the painted film poster is hanging by a slender thread.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    You're all a bunch of cynical bastards

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    This IS real! You just have to BELIEVE!

  • July 21, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    Is everything " just about the best thing ever "?

    by D.Vader

  • July 21, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST

    You're an idiot

    by D.Vader

    If you think this is more than a simple placeholder, a bad photoshop job of Frodo.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    It took two seconds to find Efkan Zehir's DeviantArt original

    by Mr Stonky

    Soon the film "The Hobbit", so I've designed this poster. As You Like? Leave me comments, thanks =)

  • July 21, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    That is the mother of FAKE posters

    by The Chosen

    Unless Pete Jackson is getting all FIRST CLASS with his material, this is awesomly fake. They wouldn't show THE RING INTO A BEAM OF LIGHT when everyone know it is found in the middle of Darkness. Not to mention how poor this poster is in quality. And the fact that that is FRODO. Crap.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Because the ring is what the Hobbit is all about

    by chifforobe

    not.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    You win again AICN...in the category of being duped by fake shitty "art"

    by alienindisguise

  • July 21, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Is it possible for Harry to ban himself?

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    Cuz this feel ban worthy to me.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I think you're going to be fucked.

    by Xen11

    My brother's back and you're wearing his coat.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Your a moron Harry

    by slave to the one

    Sounds funnier if you imagine Hagrid saying it!

  • July 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, that is so fake.

    by redmule

    I don't get it Harry. You've been doing this for so long. You gotta know this is fake. Is posting this just to get hits or something? I can't figure it out.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I lol

    by Magic01273

    in Harry's general direction.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    What garbage. The ring is not the center of the story

    by Knobules

    But is sure is on the poster. Geez Harry. Any dope with a computer can make one of those. Are you going to post all of them? And Genderbender. We get it. You are awesome and above everyone else. Well done, good job. Now please get over yourself and shutup. Go download Indigo Girls Live or something and let the geeks have their fun. You are trying WAY too hard to act superior.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    You got Peter Jackson on speed-dial right?

    by VicenzoV

    Check.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Obviously Frodo and a terrible poster to boot.

    by frank

    So there.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Frodo entering shelobs lair

    by drunkenmonkey73

  • July 21, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Embarrassing.

    by Dwide Shrewd

    It's funny how they tried to hide the fact that this is obviously Frodo by putting extra glare on his face. Nice try. And that is NOT what the ring looks like, where it was found, or what the story is about.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    FAKE - NOT REAL

    by XoanonTORN

    How else can I describe it? Heh, WHY is this posted here? It's NOT REAL! That's a photo of Elijah Wood, with Sting BADLY edited out...and the whole thing has FANBOY written all over it..again, WHY is this on here?

  • July 21, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    This ain't Frodo...

    by elbacon

    it is Catwoman, you morons!

  • July 21, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    It's not exactly a very original poster, is it?

    by AsimovLives

  • July 21, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Efkan Zehir is a guy on Deviantart

    by rjl1138

    He mocked up the poster for fun: http://3fkan.deviantart.com/art/The-Hobbit-Poster-efkan-zehir-192237510

  • July 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Is that ELIJAH WOOD?

    by Chris Moody

    It is a nice concept, but it appears to be fake.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Guess Harry's too cool (ain't-it-cool) to comment..

    by Franck

    ..we may not deserve the godly fingers to play with the golden keyboard and attempt to ask for forgiveness or explain this bullshit post.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    So, so fake.

    by jimmy_009

    Not only does it look terrible, isn't that Frodo. Please tell me they moved April Fools Day back a few months.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    The Passion of The Hobbit...

    by SonofDad

    Because that's exactly what this fake poster looks like.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Recovery from Bad Journalism

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Harry won't be recovering. I hate to jump on ths popular wagon but a spade is a spade. Harry, you've lost any credibility you might of had. You post phony one sheets, you're writing and grammar is atrocious and you would rather write mini novels and name drop then be about the cool business of having and maintainig a popular movie news website. Make better choices.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I mean, yeah it's obviously fake

    by bigpale

    But even if you couldn't tell that was Elijah Wood, shirley you'd wonder why Bilbo was holding the ring as he's about to enter what I assume is the Lonely Mtn. No?

  • July 21, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Sometimes I think this site

    by bigpale

    is run by people just pretending to be nerds, but really don't read/watch half the stuff they claim. I think they're just BSing with their posts. It's always "I always had a real connection to ________ growing up. It had a profound impact on my childhood, coming from a _____________ home in _______________ you can see how a movie like this would affect me..." gimmieabreak

  • July 21, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I Asked Herc to write for Coax

    by XoanonTORN

    He said later this Summer I may be able to contribute some reviews, I'm quite excited about that. But ideally I'd like to post breaking news...this would have not been something I would post..

  • July 21, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Also that terrible Superman Man Of Steel photshop job....

    by JediRob

    ...that in the linked article itself said was fake. I mean, it's not a huge deal, and I don't really care or really enjoy bashing. But those are some pretty big mistakes, from the, supposed, best of the movie news sites, and from the "headgeek" ta boot!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I mean, really, do you think we're that stupid?

    by Jaka

  • July 21, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    GLORY HOLE: THE MOVIE

    by Playkins

  • July 21, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Needs to just be Bilbo

    by proevad

    standing in front of his little green door--smoking a pipe--while above and behind him is all of middle earth dwarfing hobbiton. Or just a pic of a smoking pipe with a smoke ring of the one ring. or maybe I just have pipes on the brain cuz it's time for my bi annual toke.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    @thisbethesdasea

    by Dwide Shrewd

    "you're writing and grammar is atrocious" Oops. Compounded fail. ALWAYS spell check before donning your Grammar Nazi attire, son.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Whether fake or real, still pretty nice

    by lv_426

    I like it.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I'm laughing...

    by jazzdownunder

    ... at all the whiners pointing fingers at Harry and calling him names for not spotting an obvious "fake". I for one didn't expect anything else... it's July 2011 for crying out loud... when was the last time you saw an honest to goodness "official" poster for a movie almost EIGHTEEN MONTHS ahead of release ? (iirc there were some "internal use" posters created for LOTR, marking events such as "Principal photography begins today", but these were not part of the pre-release marketing campaign) In the meantime, I am 98% certain that Harry knew all too well that this poster was - if not fake - then not what it might claim (or be claimed) to be. But he also knew that if he posted it, you would click thru. Perhaps he thought you would share the joke, or perhaps he was just cynically driving traffic. Either way, just get over it and move on. FFS.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Its fake... but a cool fake.

    by KingKrikkit

    Thats Elijah Wood, you can see the leaf clasp around his next that Galadrial gave him... it is pretty cool though.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    no Sting, correct!

    by KingKrikkit

    LOL I just saw a few posts about Sting being edited out... with a second look I agree.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    That last shot

    by cosmo kramer

    That last shot from the latest prod diary... So great! Didn't see it coming one second. So it seems PJ has moved a part of the production to England, maybe just to allow Chris Lee to participate in the The Hobbit. When the tall guy said, a few years ago, that he wouldn't reprise his role as Saroumane because New Zealand was too far at his age, I instantly thought "hey, what about green screens? You just shoot him apart in his own country and then you get him back in!" Apparently they've done it. I say that's a great move! I must say I was not so confident when I saw Chris Lee's latest appearance a few weeks ago for a life achievement award, where he really seemed tired. I love the way PJ brings Lee at the end of the video to explain why he wasn't in Wellington anymore. The man is sitting, which is probably a good idea. The story about 80-year-old Boris Karloff inhaling oxygen through a mask during the takes on the set of his last movie comes to my mind. In some strange way, I find that pretty beautiful. Who would have thought, seeing an 80-year-old Christopher Lee in The Lord of the Rings, that he would be in the Hobbit some 10 years later? Isn't that über cool???

  • July 21, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Geezuz, Harry...get a pair of glasses.

    by PorkChopXpress

    It took exactly .0005/sec after looking at this image to realize it was Elijah Wood as Frodo. After being inundated with Lord of the Rings imagery for years, you would think this would have registered quickly enough to prevent you from posting a fake fan-made poster.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    I suppose Red cameras are fake too?

    by BBSloth

  • July 21, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    WHERE IS MY MATRIX 4 & 5????

    by Johnno

    I DON'T CARE IF THAT STORY WAS FAKE!!! BUT AICN NOW HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SOMEHOW MAGICALLY MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    cosmik I think you're right.

    by artdude102

    Look at the stills here- http://www.tk421.net/lotr/film/rotk/19.html Check out the stills around the dialog: Frodo: "Now that I'm here, I don't think I want to." I think THAT is where the image came from; right as he is about to enter the lair. You can even see the elven brooch.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    One interesting thing

    by David_Denmans_Beard

    It's still never been acknowledged whether the artist licensed it to RED or if RED just saw fit to take it. The line edited in concerning RED creating a fake poster seems a bit like a load of bullshit since the image on deviant art has been available SINCE FUCKING JANUARY and if it just recently popped up on RED's corporate site then it doesn't take a super sleuth to fill in the holes there. I want to believe he licensed it but at the same time I don't want to believe he got well compensated because it's really not good - which is a shame since his other work is marginally better (some, not all). I also wonder if Warner Bros. requested the take down due to the fact that the artist was using stills from the other franchise without true accreditation. I mean, sure he acknowledges it's Wood in a comment but otherwise doesn't mention that he's used a still from ____ to base the image around.