'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': First TV Spot Begins Bilbo's Adventure (VIDEO)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is almost here — but first, the highly-anticipated film's TV spot is coming to small screens.
Between sweeping shots of the fantastical Middle-earth and action-packed fight sequences, the 30-second spot introduces J.R.R. Tolkien's literary tale of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a once-solitary hobbit who is reluctantly swept into an epic quest with dwarves to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The franchise is set in the fictional realm of Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his film-making team adapted for the big screen in the Oscar-winning blockbuster trilogy.commemorative coins, due out on Nov. 1.
The second and third films, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, are set for release Decemeber 13, 2013, and July 18, 2014, respectively. Watch the trailer for Jackson's newest tale above.