Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Peter Jackson’s (known for the Lord of the Rings series) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is most awaited movie of 2012. This film is the first of three adapting to the popular fairy tale book “The Hobbit” written by J.R.R Tolkien. The Hobbit was published in 1937 as a prelude to his 1954 masterpiece “The Lord of the Rings” which was brought to theaters in 2001.
The story is set in Middle-Earth 60 years preceding Lord of the Ring’s time setting. The film starrs Martin Freeman (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Love Actually) as Bilbo Baggins who seeks out on a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and end the feared dragon, Smaug, who is guarding this valuable treasure land which was once taken from the dwarves. Whilst on his mighty journey, Bilbo is randomly approached by Gandalf the Grey (Ian Mckellen of Lord of the Rings, X-men) and is accompanied by several dwarves who are led by Thorin Oakshield, (Richard Armitage of Captain America: The First Avenger, Robin Hood) a legendary warrior. Unexpectedly, Bilbo encounters the creature, Gollum (Andy Serkis of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Adventures of Tintin) who he meets in a goblin tunnel. Here, Bilbo discovers a most “precious” surprise that could change his life and the fate of all Middle-Earth forever.
Also starring Elijah Wood (Deep Impact, Wilfred), Christopher Lee (Star Wars, Dark Shadows) and Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Three Musketeers). The trinity was sequentially filmed in digital 3D using the latest and advanced in camera and stereo technology. Showmanship was conducted on location around New Zealand and also at Jackson’s own facilities in Miramar, Wellington.