This year marks the tenth anniversary since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring took the global box office by storm (one month after the first Harry Potter movie debuted). To celebrate that milestone, the British film magazine Empire is dedicating a chunk of its December issue to paying tribute to the LOTR movies in typical Empire style.
The issue will spotlight a reunion of the four actors who played the brave hobbits of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s fantasy epic – Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee), Dominic Monaghan (Merry), and Billy Boyd (Pippin). To promote the issue, Empire has put together a short video preview of the hobbit reunion which you can watch here below, as well as an image from the reunion.
The video shows the four actors strolling along and schmoozing it up Entourage-style. It’s a quick blast of coolness and a fine way to promote the anniversary issue.
The issue will also include never-before-seen concept art from the films, a photo diary of the production by actor Viggo Mortensen (who played Aragorn in the trilogy), and Oscar night reflections from actors Mortensen and Ian McKellen and director Peter Jackson.
The December issue of Empire will be available this Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Click on the image below to see a larger version of the reunited hobbits.