The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
By Gunner Glam
Studio Brow thought we would share with you the biggest motion picture release of the holiday season, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
A fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson, it is the first of a three-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, to be followed by The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, due for theatrical release in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Set sixty years before The Lord of the Rings, the story is about the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is hired by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on a quest across Middle-earth to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon. The film premiered in New Zealand on 28 November 2012 and was released on 14 December 2012 at over 4,000 theaters.
The film is written by Peter Jackson and his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro, who originally was chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in 2010.
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