Warner Bros have just released the second theatrical trailer for Peter Jackson’s first installment of his planned Hobbit trilogy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As expected the trailer is every bit as beautiful as you would hope it might be.
Set before the events of The Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit tells the story of a young Bilbo Baggins, who is convinced by the great wizard Gandalf to partake in an adventure to slay a dragon and reclaim the stolen land of Erebor. What Bilbo finds during this journey will change his life forever…
The film sees Martin Freeman take up Ian Holm’s mantle as Bilbo, with Sir Ian McKellan back as Gandalf, and a host of new faces making up the travelling dwarf party that accompany Bilbo including Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, and James Nesbitt.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to Irish cinemas December 14th.
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage
“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.