New Stills from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Two days ago, the first clip for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released (seen here). Along with the clip, over 20 high-resolution photos released as well. With the release just over two weeks away, Warner Bros. will continue their strong marketing campaign- although it’s a given that the return to Middle-Earth will reel in a ton of cash. Hit the jump to check out the new stills.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film in another Peter Jackson trilogy. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, William Kircher, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, and Stephen Hunter and hits theaters on December 14th, 2012.
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic 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 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 ingenuity 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.
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