More Images have been released [via Time] for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This time the image features Ken Stott as Balin & Graham McTavish as Dwalin. The new images join a bunch of previous images that we have collated after the jump that gives us a total of twelve Dwarfs so far. Thirteen dwarves make up the company that Bilbo and Gandalf join on the quest to take back the Lonely Mountain, so just one remains. Hit the jump to check the twelve out.
Ken Stott as 'Balin' and Graham McTavish as 'Dwalin'. Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin's leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly.
Jed Brophy as 'Nori', Adam Brown as 'Ori' and Mark Hadlow as 'Dori'. These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he's not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it's guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide any anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
John Callen as 'Oin' & Peter Hambleton as 'Gloin'. Distant cousins of Thorin Oakenshield, these two doughty Northern Dwarves join the Company out of a sense of loyalty to their kin, and also because they have a substantial sum of money invested in the venture. Along with Bombur, Gloin is the only other married Dwarf in the Company (there being a shortage of female dwarves in general). His wife is an acclaimed beauty with a particularly fine beard. Gloin is the proud father of a young son, Gimli, who will go on to become part of the famous Fellowship of the Ring.
Dean O'Gorman as 'Fili' and Aidan Turner as 'Kili'. Two of the youngest dwarves, Fili and Kili have been born into the royal line of Durin and raised under the stern guardianship of their uncle, Thorin Oakensheild. Neither has ever travelled far, nor ever seen the fabled Dwarf City of Erebor. For both, the journey to the Lonely Mountain represents adventure and excitement. Skilled fighters, both brothers set off on their adventure armed with the invincible courage of youth, neither being able to imagine the fate which lies before them.
Stephen Hunter as 'Bombur', James Nesbitt as 'Bofur' and William Kircher as 'Bifur'. While most of the Company of Thorin Oakensheild is related to the royal and noble line of Durin, Bofur, his brother Bombur and their cousin Bifur most definitely are... not. Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.
Shooting gets back underway at the start of September with crews set to film in 30 South Island locations including areas near Mount Cook, south of Queenstown and Dunedin. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit the big screens on December 14 next year. The second instalment, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will screen 12 months later, on December 13th 2013.