Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures released the teaser trailer for one of the most anticipated films of 2012 — The Hobbit: A Unexpected Journey, starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood.
It’s been quite a ride for the pre-production phase of The Hobbit, and after 2 years we’ve finally received the first trailer. The film first gained steam under the direction of Guillermo del Toro; however, after MGM’s financial woes, the filmmaker was forced to leave the enchanted world. Believe it or not, even when Peter Jackson took control of the reins the production process continued running into obstacles — health problems, union concerns, funding.
Fortunately, only several months after Peter Jackson’s involvement, did the production process really start to come together. The team locked down actors and filming locations, and Peter Jackson released the first photo of him on the set. The trailer does just enough to wet your taste buds, and just when you think you’re about to get a flood of action shots, the trailer ends with, “my precious”. The teaser trailer did exactly what it’s supposed to do.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts. Directed by Peter Jackson this film hits theaters everywhere December 19, 2012.
The Hobbit Movie Trailer:
Bilbo Baggins is swept into a 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.