Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Thoughts: How they even considered making this movie without Peter Jackson is beyond me. More so, how Jackson even considered NOT being involved with this is crazy. I get that he was exhausted after the epic mountain he climbed with The Lord of the Rings trilogy but what he brought to that table was unparalleled. Original director Guillermo del Toro would have made a perfectly fine version of The Hobbit but I was so happy when Jackson was officially confirmed as stepping back into the director’s chair.
The first preview from Part 1 has been out for a while but I recently caught it in 3D and got excited all over again for this December release. The original trilogy of films were true event movie-going and if what we’re seeing here is any indication; The Hobbit will be another jewel in the crown of all involved.