Oh you JR Tolkien fans are getting spoiled this week, with this been Tolkein week to celebrate 75th Anniversary of The Hobbit book, The precious has arrived! Behold the new 2nd UK Trailer for The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey!
Once again (Sir) Peter Jackson takes us all back to Middle Earth with part one of the trilogy The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey following Frodo Baggins Uncle Bilbo (Ian Holm) in his younger days (played by Martin Freeman) as he joins his new friends the dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) . With Gandalf (Ian Mckellan) joining them they head into Lonely mountain to reclaim the treasure stolen by the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).
The new trailer is an vast improvement on the previous trailer with a better insight into the plot of the film which seems to be more to save the homeland of the Dwarves. The previous trailer you felt Jackson was under so much stress to create a trailer but now the new trailer he does feel more at home with the story offering a better look at the wonderful world our hero’s live in. People will ask has Tolkien smaller story be stretched far to thin or should they have stuck to 2 parts? Like what Jackson did for Lord Of The Rings additional material will be added others maybe expanded, tweaked to make this worthy addition to the already fantastic franchise. Most of all fans of the first three films won’t be caring too much as these new films will bridge the gap between the 2 trilogies and if there’s one person who will pride that epic of epicness it’s Peter Jackson!
The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey will arrive in UK, Ireland and USA 14th December 2012.
The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish, Dean Ogorman, Peter Hambleton, Aidan Turner, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Adam Brown, Ken Stott, William Kircher, Andy Serkis, and Richard Armitage.
The Hobbit follows the journey of 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 of guile 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.
[Update 19th September] – Thanks to Collider below is a number of images which have been released this week to celebrate the Tolkein week