Director: Peter Jackson
Martin Freeman as Bilbo
Ian McKellen as Gandalf
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Andy Serkis as Gollum
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
The latest trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released today. I absolutely love The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it currently holds a place in My Top 10 List. I am embarrassed to say that I have yet to read the Tolkien novel, so I am fairly clueless of the adventures of a young Bilbo Baggins. The movie has gone through some turbulent times on its way to the big screen. There were issues with the studio as well as a change of director. Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) was originally attached to direct and had spent many months of pre-production working on it only to drop out. The Hobbit would continue to be in good hands even after del Toro left. Peter Jackson who helmed the first trilogy was announced to take over the director's chair after originally passing on the idea. I think the fans had a sigh of relief with that announcement. Jackson envisioned The Hobbit to be divided into two parts, but he has since changed his mind and decided the story must be told as a trilogy. Have you read "The Hobbit"? Does it need to be made into three movies?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- December 14, 2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- December 13, 2013
The Hobbit: There and Back Again- July 18, 2014
I have posted the new trailer below as well as the first trailer that was released a few months ago.