‘The Hobbit’: 7 Things You Need to Know (GALLERY)
'The Hobbit' is your typical story of 13 dwarves and one hobbit, in search of gold treasure, that must battle a dragon along the way. A powerful wizard by the name of Gandalf (more on him later) enlists a Hobbit by the name of Bilbo to join he and the others on this magical quest. J.R.R. Tolkien's original source material told this story in 300 pages; director Peter Jackson (pictured) will tell it across three films.