The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is an upcoming 2012 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson.

It is the first of a two-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkienand a prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings, returns as director of the film and also serves as producer and co-writer. The subtitle is taken from the first chapter of The Hobbit, “An Unexpected Party”.

Take a look at the trailer after the break

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on 14 December 2012.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – IMDb

The Hobbit (2012 film) – Wikipedia

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