First Poster Art for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Revealed
What lies within... As promised, Hobbit Mania is returning full-force this week with the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second movie in Peter Jackson's ongoing trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book. To kick things off, Warner Bros has revealed the first poster for The Desolation of Smaug, showing Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins standing in front of the entrance to the Lonely Mountain, or Erebor, where encounters the dragon Smaug. Quite a tease, which makes me wonder if it's missing a tagline. Does everyone know what's inside this cave? Whatever the case, I'm excited for the battle we're going to see.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.