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WATCH: First trailer of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

Relaxnews, AFP   September 20, 2012
First Published: 11:44 IST(20/9/2012) | Last Updated: 16:10 IST(20/9/2012)

The first trailer for The Hobbit reveals some of the obstacles that await Bilbo Baggins on his quest.

In the story, Bilbo is chosen by wizard Gandalf to travel with 13 dwarves in an attempt to get their treasure back from a dragon named Smaug. The trailer shows some of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings, such as Galadriel, Elrond and Gollum.

The Peter Jackson-directed film starring Martin Freeman will launch a new trilogy set in Middle Earth, the fictitious world created by British fantasy pioneer J.R.R. Tolkien.

The footage was vivid, with grass blades, facial lines and soaring mountains appearing luminous and pronounced. The actors looked almost touchable, as if they were performing live on stage.

The movie could usher in a new era of filmmaking and require film houses across the globe to embrace digital technology.

It is set to hit theaters worldwide mid-December, and the following chapters are scheduled for releases in December 2013 and July 2014.



You can also catch the trailer at trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thehobbit/



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