Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema, 3Foot7 and WingNut Films have released the first trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, the first of two films following the journey of Bilbo Baggins. Martin Freeman stars as the younger Bilbo, portraying the stories told by Ian Holm as the older Bilbo. Peter Jackson, director for The Lord of the Rings series, is back at the helm, aiming for a cinema launch in December 2012.
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The film follows Bilbo Baggins who joins Gandalf the Grey and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield in an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Their journey involves encounters with goblins, orcs, wargs, giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers. Bilbo crosses paths with Gollum on the shores of an underground lake, coming into possession of the “precious” ring that will change his future forever.
The Hobbit was produced by director/producer Peter Jackson, director of photography Andrew Lesnie, co-producer Philippa Boyens, producers Fran Walsh and Carolynne Cunningham, executive producers Callum Greene, Ken Kamins and Zane Weiner.