After The Lord of the Rings trilogy became one of the most highly successful film sagas of all time, Peter Jackson has been hard at work at a pair of prequels based on the book The Hobbit. Now the first trailer has been released for the first half, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The film stars Martin Freeman as a young Bilbo Baggins who must go to Lonely Mountain to get treasure from a dragon. The Hobbit will have many of the The Lord of the Rings cast reprising their roles, such as Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen and will also feature new cast members like Stephen Fry, Lee Pace and Evangeline Lilly.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on Dec. 14, 2012 with the finale The Hobbit: There And Back Again coming in 2013.
Check out the first trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey below: