The Hobbit trailer is finally here! There is not much to say about this one… most of us read the books (I read The Hobbit twice as a kid, and had nightmares about Bilbo down in that cave!) and by now anyone with basic cable has seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy. And now we’ll only have to wait one year for Bilbo’s adventures!
The cast is all back with director Peter Jackson – Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Elijah Wood as Frodo, Andy Serkis as Gollum, as well as Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee and Hugo Weaving.
The fresh faces in the pack include Martin Freeman (Love Actually), who plays the young Bilbo Baggins, Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, Immortals) as Bard, Richard Armitage (Captain America) as Thorin, Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, War Horse) as Smaug, and Lost‘s Evangeline Lily who portrays Tauriel.
For those of you who may not have read the book and need some crib notes, here is the synopsis:
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.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be in theaters December 2012! Check out the trailer:
Shouts to Collider!