Joining December's movie trailer-palooza is a clip for the first film in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," which takes fans back to the Oscar-winning director's cinematic rendering of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" takes place before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and follows a young Bilbo Baggins' (Martin Freeman) on a mission to reclaim a treasure held by the dragon Smaug.
The trailer not only introduces us to a young Baggins, but also a company of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). We're also reintroduced to Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. Before the two-and-a-half minute trailer is up, we're teased with a shot of Baggins encountering Gollum, as well as the One Ring.
What do you think of the first sneak peek? "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens December 14, 2012, with the second film ("The Hobbit: There and Back Again") opening December 13, 2013.
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Looks interesting... should be good, if you've never seen the original... I wonder if I'll be able to watch it without hearing in the back of my head "the wearer of the ring... the bearer of the ring..." or any of the songs about Lemiwinks, (parody of the same). Will Nimoy sing another song? Or will the new guy who played Spock in Star Trek (the new movie, not the old one or TV series) sing one? Hahahah... probably before all y'all's time...
Wow, I was like real into the LoTR series when I was younger (I'm only 15) but still I've read all the books and seen all the movies (including the animated ones from the 70s) and I'm stoked for this movie to come out it's going to be amazing.
It took me five years to finally bring myself to watch the Rings trilogy. I was such a fanatic about the books, I couldn't bring myself to risk it. I am now a complete fan of Peter Jackson. This trailer shows he's still at the top of his game. Awesome. I can hardly wait! It happens that my daughter is just coming to the age when the books will be right for her (having completed all the "Harry Potter" stuff, the Percy Jackson stuff and all the other tripe... now it's time for some real material!).
Can't wait for this movie!!!!
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best bit of news to come out this year!!!!
AHHHHHHH! He's typing in ALL CAPS! RUN! RUN! WE HAVE TO HIDE! I'M SCARED!
This is a "sneak peak" of the trailer. The trailer will be 17 hours long...and the movie...forget it.
Go away already! Nobody cares on this thread.
What part of go away do you not understand?
Wish i'm a hobbit.... but instead i'm a muggle.
Please take your meds and move along.
Looks GREAT! Hope they follow the book. With 2 movies they can really include a lot of detail.
I don't remember that part of the book...
After the Hobbit comes out, I would like to see Peter Jackson take on making a movie (or several) based on 'The Silmarillion'. Even better than LOTR!
The Silmarillion would be a very long miniseries, but I would like to see parts of it made into movies. Like the Tale of Beren and Luthien, or the fall of Gondolin.
Looks as awesome as LOTR, although I hope the keep the light tone of the book. Two years to completion will be a long, hard wait.
OMG!! This is a total Lord of the Rings take off. Can't Hollywood ever come up with anything original?
Um, You do know The Hobbit was written by the same author BEFORE Lord of the Rings right? Its not a take off, dummy.
AJ, you're an idiot. He's obviously trolling and you fell for it. haha
Hopefully it will come in December BEFORE 12 21 2012 ;-)
HA HA! I was just going to say that
The hobbit was way better than any of the three books that followed
You really need to double-up on all your medications.
Outta the way, peck!
I found the trailer a bit underwhelming. Same with the latest Batman trailer. Perhaps I've just become too cynical.
Fianlly a movie worth watching. I haven't seen a good movie all year long. The last good one was Black Swan a year ago. Than again, this is not a "Hollywood Movie". Nothing good comes out of Hollywwod anymore. Terrible loud movies full of explosions and CGI with overpaid "stars" who are not even that great as actors.
Scared White man! lol
learned enough about movie just by reading comments here (im in mid 20s n just moved to US so didn't read the books as most of you have) so it was great to watch LOTR trilogy, & greatly looking forward to watching next 2 movies CANT WAIT...lolz can we FF to lik nex yr dec lik 17yrs pass by in Fellowship Of The Ring?
I first read The Trilogy almost 30yrs ago; reading again about every 3yrs. The The Lord of the Ring movies did not disappoint so I cannot wait for Bilbo to come forward in The Hobbit!
trailer is awesome. Dragon riders yes!!!! Stranger in a strange land and The moon is a harsh mistress by heinlein of Starship troopers fame!!!!!! and Foundation Series by asimov!!!!!!!!
You are a friggin nutcake. You are not wanted anywhere in the USA because you are nuts. Regular citizens cannot get a job..why should your illegal butt get special treatment? GO HOME AND STAY THERE!!!
I expected to talke about The Hobbit not get some jiberish for some paraniod schophrenic.
I'm not loving this trailer yet, but I absolutely love the books, so I will be there opening night all the same! The dwarves and their weapons all look way too stylized and plastic-like and Freeman looks completely wrong as Bilbo. I'm guessing that Del Toro is responsible for most of this as the Hellboys (which I liked) had many of the same problems.
Del Toro had to withdraw after the studio ran into financial issue and production got held off a lot. Peter Jackson picked it back up and he's helming the whole project.
Snooki is indeed an oompa loompa, and an ugly one at that.
That said, most midgets prefer (and deserve) to be called "little people."
Pathetic. You really need to check yourself into a mental facility for some help.
or ooompa looompas like snooki.
Its not hobbit. That is a racist term. They are properly called midgetts.
How could hobbit be a racist term? It only applies to a completely imaginary people. Get a life, Jessica.
I have goose bumps already with such childlkie glee. Whooopieee! I can hardly wait! I 1st read The Hobbit when I was 17 in the 70's and I've been a Tolkien fan ever since. There's alot of fodder for quite a few movies of Middle Earth. Bring it on!
You're way off topic here. Please peddle your paranoia someplace else. This thread is for Hobbits only.
For those asking about Galdriel and "extras", the script includes the bits that are in the appendices to the LOTR that detaiil just what happens when Gandalf leaves the party at the edge of Mirkwood. If you don't recall, the White Council (including Galadriel) attacks Dol Guldur, and Sauron withdraws from there to Mordor.
No, Aragorn won't be in it, he was 9 years old at the time after all.
As a fan of the book and the animated cartoon, I got the chills when Thorin sang. Well done!
You aren't the only one who got chills! I loved the cartoon (back in the day...) and can't wait until the movie comes out. Now if someone would just make the Dragonriders of Pern...
I think it's shocking no one has snapped up any Anne McCaffrey properties at this point. If anything is worthy of cinematic treatment, it's Pern.
Why is it not called "There and Back Again"? What is this business about "An Unexpected Journey"? Blasphemy!
The first part is called "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". The second film is called "The Hobbit: There and Back Again".
I SUPPOSE IT'S NOT paranoia IF THEY'RE really OUT TO GET YOU!!!
Oh my god, this is going to be awesome. I Wonder if they're gonna show Gandaulf battling the necromancer.
Can you go back on your meds please.
At least Elijah Wood isn't in it. He looked too young to play Frodo who was in his thirties in the book. Wasn't too fond of his acting either.
Elijah Wood is in it. At least for a portion.
pssst he's in it
Actually, in the first LOTR book Frodo was 33 on the same day that Bilbo celebrated his 111th birthday. It was 17 years later that Frodo set out on his own journey, at the tender age of 50. (That's why Bilbo looked so much older by then – he was supposed to be 128 years old in those scenes that took place in Rivendell.)
30s for hobbits who live to be 110+ is like being teens for humans who live 70+. So Elijah Wood looks perfect for a hobbit in 30s. (But not for a hobbit in 50s, as in the book).
I'm a little bothered by the fact that the story seems to have been rewritten. Galadriel doesn't appear in the Hobbit except by inference (as a member of the White Council which drove the Necromancer from his stronghold in Mirkwood) and yet Jackson has her caressing Gandalf's face in one shot? Talk about embellishment.
I doubt it will be even remotely as evident as the LOTR trilogy. Arwen was mentioned in one passing paragraph in the books and yet suddenly she takes the place of roughly 4 characters in the movie? And really, Arwen in the movie is totally passable, but they wanted women to want to see the movie, so they had to have a heroine.
As I've pointed out to others here, please read the books. Jackson is including Galadriel as a way of covering a part of the story that was left out of The Fellowship of the Ring (the first LOTR film). Gandalf does not go with Bilbo and the dwarves on this "There and Back Again" journey, but instead goes in search of something known at the time as "The Necromancer" which turns out to be a resurgent Sauron. After that, he and Aragorn go on the hunt for Gollum. In the book The Fellowship of the Ring there is a 17 year period between Bilbo's birthday party and Frodo setting out on his journey.
Patrick- Eowyn would've been a good enough heroine, there was no need for all the added Arwen garbage. Putting Glorfindel back in would've been far better.
Leaf on the Wind – Actually Gandalf is on this journey with Bilbo and the Dwarves up to the point just after they leave Beorn's home and before they enter Mirkwood. Better read the book again.
should have tried to bring back most the original cast.I love trilogy but this movie might be hard to watch
Actually... all characters that were in both The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings WILL be played by the same actors. Bilbo is 60 years younger in this story, so you can't very well have an old man trying to play a young man the whole time can you? Elijah Wood is in fact in this movie. I hear he will narrate. There weren't many of the same characters between the two stories... but again, those that were, will be played by the same people. No one would turn this down. This will not be as dark as the LOTR trilogy... but it will be awesome nonetheless.
ZzwilhelmzZ, I recommend that you read the books. "The Hobbit" is a prequel to LOTR, and includes very few of the same characters.
They needed a young Bilbo and Ian Holm could not have pulled it off. Luckily, Martin Freeman looks FREAKISHLY similar.
Martin is definitely perfect casting. I don't know if it's coincidence or superior acting, but his has the same mannerisms and speech essentially as Ian Holm in the role. It's utterly convincing that it's the same character.
All us Tolkien fans are drooling right now. For those who don't know the story, the trailer may be exciting but for me at least, it was kinda flat. I think only because I know what parts, hopefully, will be really wild, (I've read the books dozens of times). I'm expecting it to be as spectacular as LOTR. Anyone remember that cartoon from the '70's?
the cartoon from the 70s is awsome. got my kids to love too.
The 1977 Rankin Bass version of the Hobbit has always held a special place in my heart as the animation, voice actors, and sound effects were all perfect for me. I have high hopes for this live action version, although I'm not so enthused about certain characters getting screen time when they weren't even in the actual book.
I am sorry but I thought the animated version was awful even for the 70's. I had read the books and it was not at all what I had imagined in my head for Middle Earth to look/be like. The LOTR trilogy hit it very closely for me. But, my imagination is always better than the movies, lol.
Chris- They weren't explicitly in the book, but the events that are being added were going on in Middle Earth at the same time, and will give a chance to add in some of the massive battles like we saw in the LOTR movies.
I concur with Epidi...the animated film was a monstrosity...
I saw the movie in the theatre, in the 70's and yes, it's really not that great but it brings back good memories for me
I thought the trailer was a bit flat too–but I think it's because there's no peek at Smaug yet (they haven't started filming those parts yet).
It's not out until next Christmas. Talk about hype!
This only furthers the hype, the hype begin when word got out that that they were making this movie. But in the end the hype will be well deserved.
I cannot wait....I will watch this trailer again and again to feel the spirit of the movie. I am on vacation next week and plan on re watching the Lord of the Rings triolgy. I do this every Christmas!
I have a Christmas present for you then: A life!
A deep appreciation of the Lord of the Rings is a great thing to have in life. Enjoy Lori!
Saluki- Just because Lori enjoys watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy each year around the holidays doesn't mean they need to get a life. You're the one who apparently has nothing better to do than make dumb replies to comments on a CNN blog.
Lori just gave me a great idea for something to do in my upcoming full week of nothing...start brewing a batch of beer, go to bars, watch football, watch LoTR! Cannot wait...
I'd call that a far better holiday tradition than watching drivel like "A Christmas Story"
Saluki: Go back to your so called life and stay out of others. I can't stand w@nk3rs like u.
@Saluki. That's awfully harsh for someone who was just expressing that she will enjoy a great story when it arrives. Have you considered that many anthropologists and evolutionary biologists believe that story-telling is an instinctive behavior in humans that helped us to become the dominant species we are? (Perhaps, too dominant!) Our imaginations are what allowed us to stop wandering in search of food and to plant crops and domesticate animals. Our imaginations are what allowed us to wonder at how our bodies work and to extend our lives through medicine. Our imaginations allowed for the development of the very computer you are reading this on. Of all the things we do, nothing could be more natural, more human than enjoying a good story. I devoured Tolkien's , books when I was young, and Jackson's movies rekindled my imagination as I enjoyed his (sometimes very different) imagining of those stories. I, for one, will thoroughly enjoy his telling is this story as well and will not apologize to anyone for that. Stories are a part of life.
Lori??? Aren't you Dori, Ori, and Nori's kid brother?
Might I suggest the extended edition on Blueray...it is mighty fine indeed.
Go on now, apologize
Isn't hobbit a derogatory slur? Why is cnn giving exposure to racists like Peter Jackson?
Tolkien created the name "hobbit"... however someone wants to use it in a derogatory fashion is completely independent of the book itself.
Why are you using the term then?
as a hobbit i deeply resemble that remark...
When you write books as JRR Tolkien did, including the elvish language, poetry and illustrations, you get to name your characters whatever you want. He started the books BEFORE World War II and if the word hobbit is used as a derogatory term, Tolkien didn't plan it that way. Perhaps you might bother to read the books before you comment again.
Actually, Tolkien picked up the word "Hobbit" from the "Denham Tracts" published in the mid 19th century.
The first film? Does that mean he's going to make another trilogy? Isn't "The Hobbit" a little slim to produce more than one movie from? Oh well, the Lord of the Rings was so good, I'll go along even if he makes it into a miniseries.
He is making the book into two movies.
Even though the book isn't very long, it actually splits up pretty well into two separate episodes.
There is a lot that happens between Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. The second movie covers that, such as Aragorn's hunt for Gollum.
Where will this one break up the two movies? After the battle vs the goblins and bilbo getting the ring?
This is good. They'll be able to include a lot more detail from the books, and also perhaps some stuff from Tolkien's lesser known writings/appendices surrounding the world he created.
I'm glad they didn't wait TOO long to make these films, so that these and the LoTR movies should feel like a single whole work (as opposed to a certain famous sci-fi film series).
I can't wait for this to come out in theaters! I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
here comes the hobbit nerds, wishing they were hobbits..lol
mek1- I suppose I'd rather be a Hobbit than a spineless internet TROLL.
David I agree, remember if you can't say something nice Mek1, then shut your port hole.
LotR, Harry Potter, D&D, Star Wars, LARP, and gaming fans in general have long been undeservedly slandered. Go to the tailgating parties in the parking lots of any NFL stadium and look at all the so-called 'nerds' who equally play dress-up when they don their 'officially licensed' jerseys, paint their faces, or otherwise pretend to be their sports heroes or loyal to the legacy of a team of which they are not actually a member. Baseball, Basketball – same thing. But for some reason, sports fans who are so often quick to talk down about the interests of others being reflected in what they wear, seem to have conveniently overlooked the fact that they do it too...
mek1 - you're absolutely right, I'd love to be a hobbit! Hobbits even have pointy-ears and get to visit Rivendell. Certainly would beat being a SPORTS TROLL.
But we mussssst wait, Preeeessiousss. Yesssss, we mussssssst.
@Steve, LC... shouldn't that be "shut your Hobbit Hole"? :)
What a gyp... Won't be able to see the 2nd Hobbit movie before the end of the world December 21, 2012... Better be happy with at least one movie I guess.
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