The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit Part 1 Promo 1
Promotional Poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Directed by

Peter Jackson

Produced by

Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Carolynne Cunningham

Screenplay by

Fran Walsh
Philippa Boyens
Peter Jackson
Guillermo del Toro

Based on

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


Martin Freeman
Sir Ian McKellen
Cate Blanchett
Hugo Weaving
Sir Ian Holm
Elijah Wood

Music by

Howard Shaw


New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Wingnut Films

Distributed by

Warner Bros.

Release Date(s)

14th December, 2012


$250 million

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (also known as The Hobbit - Part 1), is the first film adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's book entitled The Hobbit. Both parts are directed by Peter Jackson who previously directed The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and will also feature actors from The Lord of the Rings. It is set for release on December 14th 2012.


According to a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures:[1]
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome 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 Oakenshield. 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.



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On 16th December 2011, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Lego announced the development of figures and play sets based upon the upcoming adaptations of The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Launch of the LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey collection is scheduled to coincide with the release of the first part of the film in December 2012.

Video GamesEdit

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment now has the right to develop a video game based upon The Hobbit after Electronic Arts' licence expired in 2008. And they are planning a game for the first part of the films release in December 2012, but whether it ties in with the film is currently unknown.


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