Here is the trailer from Warner Bros anticipated film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14, 2012.
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From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of two films adapting the
enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The
second film will be “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.”
Both films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of
the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big
screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the
Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo
Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf
Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of
the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a
company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin
Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through
treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and
Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the
Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo
meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake,
the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and
courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s
“precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A
simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways
Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he
played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the
central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from “The
Lord of the Rings” movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm
as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as
Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy
Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical
order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John
Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter
Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher,
Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish,
Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael
Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan
The screenplays for both “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and
“The Hobbit: There and Back Again” are by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens,
Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson. Jackson is also producing the
films, together with Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham. The
executive producers are Alan Horn, Ken Kamins, Toby Emmerich and Zane
Weiner, with Boyens serving as co-producer.
Under Jackson’s direction, both movies are being shot
consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo
technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios,
Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.
Among the creative behind-the-scenes team returning to Jackson’s
crew are director of photography Andrew Lesnie, production designer
Dan Hennah, conceptual designers Alan Lee and John Howe, composer
Howard Shore and make-up and hair designer Peter King. The costumes
are designed by Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor. The score is being
composed by Howard Shore.
Taylor is also overseeing the design and production of weaponry,
armour and prosthetics which are once again being made by the award
winning Weta Workshop. Weta Digital take on the visual effects for
both films, led by the film’s visual effects supervisor, Joe Letteri.
Post production will take place at Park Road Post Production in
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and
Back Again” are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line
managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide
theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well
as all international television licensing, being handled by MGM.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released on December
14, 2012. The second film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” is
slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.