The Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most successful film series in history, and now Peter has returned to Middle Earth to Direct “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. A long-awaited teaser trailer for the film has been released online.
Once again filmed in New Zealand, It starts with Ian Holm as the old hobbit Bilbo writing a letter to his young nephew Frodo, which says: ‘My dear Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. While I can honestly say I have told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it.’ It then cuts to a young Bilbo, played by The Office star Martin Freeman, who is approached by Sir Ian McKellan’s Gandalf who invites him on an adventure. At first Gandalf is rebuffed by the home loving halfling, who tells him he is too attached to the Shire to comtemplate such a journey. However he soon changes his mind when is introduced to 13 dwarf companions, and told he is the ideal person for the job.
The film then follows The adventures of Bilbo, wizard Gandalf and a company of 12 dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, as they embark on a dangerous mission to The Lonely Mountain, to recover a sacred artefact known as the Arkenstone from a fearsome dragon named Smaug. Along the way Bilbo meets Elf Queen Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Elf Lord Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and passes through the powerful citadel of Rivendell, as well as encountering many hazards including Wolves, Giant Spiders, imprisonment and a certain sneaky ring owner named Gollum (Andy Serkis) who asks Frodo ‘Bagginses, what is a Bagginses? Precious.’
Along with Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving The Hobbit also stars Barry Humphries, a.k.a. Dame Edna as the Goblin King, and Evangeline Lilly as beautiful elf Tauriel. Orlando Bloom also makes a brief cameo as Legolas. I also thought the music from The Lord of The Rings by Howard Shore was wonderful, so I’m hoping that the music for the Hobbit is just as good.
The Hobbit has been split into two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, and the first part The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in 2012. HERE IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER