The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the 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 Oakensheild. 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 ofguile 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.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" stars Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Bret McKenzie, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Conan Stevens, Dean O'Gorman, Elijah Wood, Graham McTavish, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lee Pace, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Mike Mizrahi, Orlando Bloom, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Ryan Gage, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, and William Kircher.
Directed by Peter Jackson.
Written by Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, and Philippa Boyens.
Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Ken Kamins, and Zane Weiner.
Production company/distributor: MGM, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros..