Warner Bros. Pictures have finally released the highly anticipated trailer to the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as well as an official poster.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to be the first film followed by its sequel, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Many of the actors from The Lord of the Rings also reprise their roles in The Hobbit, including Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, and Andy Serkis.
The film follows the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins and his epic quest to try and reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. The kingdom was conquered many years prior by the dragon Smaug. Gandalf the Grey assists Bilbo along with thirteen dwarves led by legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. While on his journey he meets a creature that we all know will change his life forever: Gollum. While alone with Gollum on the shores of a lake, Bilbo gains possession the precious ring that as we all know is tied to the fate of Middle-Earth and those who live there.
The Hobbit is based on the book, The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim and went on to be a fan favorite for Tolkien fans.
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Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 14, 2012. You will have to wait a year though to see The Hobbit: There and Back Again which is set to release a year later in 2013.