Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the first trailer and artwork for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 14, 2012. The film is the first of two films that will adapt the classic novel by J.R.R. Tolkien to the big screen. Tolkien’s novel had previously been adapted into a 1977 animated special that featured the voices of John Huston and Otto Preminger.
Jackson’s adaptation will feature Martin Freeman as the main character of Bilbo Baggins. Ian McCellan, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, and Ian Holm are all rumored to be reprising their roles from the previously released The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the 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 Oakensheild. 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.
“An Unexpected Journey” will be followed up by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures and Comingsoon.net