Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Officially Rolls Into Production, With Martin Freeman Leading

The Hobbit officially has gone into production, and the official synopsis has been released. As many of you Lord of the Rings fans know by now, most of the original cast is returning for the long awaited prequel, and Peter Jackson will return also be returning as director (After almost being being replaced by Guillermo del Toro) . Now with Martin Freeman in the title role, The Hobbit has become.

The Hobbit officially enters production on March 20 which just so happen to be yesterday. Warner Bros. is not holding back on any expense, the expected budget is 500 million dollars. One of the things the will be purchasing is, State Of The Art 3D teleology. The present filming location is in New Zealand, they will also be filming in the USA. Remember this is just one of part two.

Here is the official synopsis for The Hobbit:
"The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum (Andy Serkis). Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know."

Here are all the latest images on The Hobbit (Click Image To Enlarge) featuring Peter Jackson in Bilbo's home:
The Hobbit

The cast will include the return of many iconic characters including Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Andy Serkis as Gollum, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and as we previously announced the return of Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins and Ian Holm as an older Bilbo. Martin Freeman will be portraying the leading man (Bilbo), while the Hobbits themselves will be played by a collection of actors, including Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. See the full cast (And rumored cast) below:


Source: IMDb

Saoirse Ronan

Cate Blanchett

Orlando Bloom

Elijah Wood

Martin Freeman
Bilbo Baggins

David Tennant
Thranduil (rumored)

Aidan Turner

Christopher Lee

Ian McKellen

Richard Armitage
Thorin Oakenshield

Leonard Nimoy
Smaug (rumored)

Andy Serkis

Ian Holm
Old Bilbo (rumored)

Mikael Persbrandt

James Nesbitt

The Hobbit hits theaters on December 19 2012.

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