Pictured above: The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey World Premiere – Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt, crew member, Director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Dean O’gorman, William Kircher and Mark Hadlow on the set of the fantasy adventure © 2012 Warner Bros
Update: Event has now taken place. We have left the text for a record of our live stream and now have a video feature of the event in place of the live stream.
We will live streaming The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey World Premiere live from Wellington today.
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey World Premiere Start times
Los Angeles – 6:50 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
New York – 9:50 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
London – 2:50 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bangkok – 9:50 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hong Kong/Singapore – 10:50 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Sydney – 1:50 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wellington – 3:50 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
**Once the live show ends we will be replaying the show in its entirety twice within the player.
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey World Premiere Schedule
The general schedule for the red carpet events is as follows:
Show Opening / Welcome
Neil Finn Performance (*set includes a performance of “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from the official soundtrack)
Talent arrivals, red carpet interviews & crowd interaction
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey World Premiere
Check out the 4:48 minute highlights feature of the event
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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Official Information
In High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) in select theaters, other 2D and 3D formats,?and IMAX® Friday, December 14
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien.
The three films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs 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 ingenuity 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.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” in “The Hobbit” Trilogy are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The international ensemble cast of the trilogy also includes (in alphabetical order) Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott and Aidan Turner.
The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Jackson also produced the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.
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