USMagazine, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 7:07am (PST)
Get ready for another trip into Middle-earth!
Warner Bros. released the much-anticipated trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Tuesday.
Helmed by the Lord of the Rings trilogy's director Peter Jackson, the epic fantasy flick -- out Dec. 2012 -- is based on the late J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit, which was an all-important prequel to the classic "rings" trilogy.
British star Martin Freeman (who shot to fame on the British version of The Office) plays Bilbo Baggins, unexpectedly swept into a missionto save the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. The unassuming Bilbo's incredible journey puts him face to face with Gandalf (Ian McKellan, reprising his role), goblins, orcs, shapeshifters and more.