Once we get past the superheroes of the summer, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is surely the most anticipated movie left in the release year by you readers. A handful of international territories will get to see The Hobbit on December 12-13, followed by the December 14 release here in the U.S. Director Peter Jackson announced that the world premiere will be hosted at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand a couple weeks earlier on November 28. Jackson remarked [via Variety]:
“We cannot think of a more perfect way to send The Hobbit off into the world than to celebrate with a huge party here in Wellington, where the journey began.”
Unless you are a very special Kiwi, I don’t know how you’ll get in the door—but it is hypothetically possible you could see this in November. Hit the jump for more on The Hobbit.
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- First Trailer and Poster
- Elijah Wood Talks THE HOBBIT, Filming in 3D, and the Film’s Similarity to LORD OF THE RINGS; Says He Was On Set for a Month
- New Toy Images Include a Chess Set, the One Ring 10k Solid Gold Edition
- Warner Bros. CinemaCon 2012 Recap Including THE HOBBIT in 48fps
- Peter Jackson Responds to Criticism of 48fps Filming in THE HOBBIT
- Luke Evans Talks THE HOBBIT and What It’s Like to Shoot at 48 Frames Per Second on the RED EPIC
- The Most Recent Production Video Blog: Highlights On Location Shooting and Andy Serkis as Second Unit Director
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows 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 ofguile 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.