Years after the massive success of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and after a fair amount of delay due to all sorts of production issues, comes the highly-anticipated prequel – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.
To be released as a two-part epic, it’s in the same big-budget style and manner we’ve come to expect from His Royal Peter Jacksonness. With a year to go till it’s released in theatres, Warner Bros have released one of the official trailers to whet your appetite.
For those who haven’t read the book, here’s a brief description from the film’s IMDB page:
Bilbo Baggins is swept into a 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.
The second part of the franchise, due out at the end of 2013, will be titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” (again according to IMDB).
Take a look:
Gonna be good: looks like a winner, Precious.