THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY World Premiere Highlights

The entire cast and director Peter Jackson are highlighted in this video showcasing last nights' world premiere of Warner Bros.' The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Really interesting to see all the actors behind the dwarves.

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By Mark Julian - 11/28/2012

The first entry of The Hobbit trilogy was screened last night in New Zealand and of course the entire cast and director Peter Jackson were on hand to celebrate. While it's difficult to pin down the film's budget due to the fact that filming for the majority of the trilogy occurred at once, it's estimated that The Hobbit cost $150M. Warner Bros. desperately needs the film to be a hit as the studio looks to fill the void left by the Harry Potter franchise and Christopher Nolan's Batman.

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Running Time: 2 hrs 40 min
Release Date: December 14, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action violence and smoking
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom
Directed by: Peter Jackson.
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)

Source: nowLive
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lntrn8 - 11/28/2012, 6:21 AM
foyst
lntrn8 - 11/28/2012, 6:21 AM
& can't wait to see it!
TheOneWhoKnocks - 11/28/2012, 6:25 AM
early reviews ?
TheOneWhoKnocks - 11/28/2012, 6:25 AM
I hope this movie is loved by all with out taking sides like DC/Marvel fanboys.
comicb00kguy - 11/28/2012, 6:42 AM
I do have some apprehension about just how much has been added to this story to make three films out of it, but I do plan to see the movie to see another of my favorite stories that I never thought I would see filmed brought to life. I hope we do get to see at least some of Smaug, at least when the dwarves are telling Bilbo their backstory.
MarkJulian - 11/28/2012, 7:39 AM
Was in New Zealand so not very many noteworthy Hollywood types attended.
Nomis1800 - 11/28/2012, 8:28 AM
Can't wait!!!
Knightrider - 11/28/2012, 10:01 AM
@MarkJulian Yeah not many, just a few Oscar winners, Oscar nominees and high level WB execs - you know the ones that make million, sometimes billion dollar decisions.

Anyways, I loved it. Nice to see my home town on this site. Weather was amazing yesterday too, was such a fun day out, hope to do it again for the sequel.
Knightrider - 11/28/2012, 10:03 AM
@ckal first reactions ate so far good, including a great response to the higher frame rate.
HarryBloodscreaming - 11/28/2012, 11:26 AM
"fist entry"(giggle)
Ceejay - 11/28/2012, 2:15 PM
@monkeyballs3 - Android that muthafrakker!
Super12 - 11/28/2012, 8:00 PM
AAAHHHHHH I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!!!!!
comicb00kguy - 11/29/2012, 10:24 AM
Monkeyballs3: That WOULD be really cool. I am looking forward to seeing just what in the LOTR appendices is being added to The Hobbit and how well the narrative flows.

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