It’s finally here! The official trailer (and poster above!) for the Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, KING KONG) directed film THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. This is the prequel to the wildly popular THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and will be part one of a two part series chronicling the events of the book THE HOBBIT written by J.R. R. Tolkien. Instead of me pretending that you are reading this, I am going to give you the film’s official synopsis below along with the amazing trailer. So awesome!

 “The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, 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, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. 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. 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.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY open December 14th 2012.