Hobbit Desolation Of Smaug - Poster
The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug - Section of the poster artwork ©2013 New Line Cinema

Here is the The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug main trailer which was released today. The official details have also been expanded.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Trailer 2


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Official Information

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien.

The film continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous Mirkwood Forest.

After escaping capture by the dangerous Woodland Elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.

Cast icludes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Orlando Bloom and (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Antony Sher, Aidan Turner.

This Fantasy Adventure is directed by Peter Jackson, written by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson, based on the novel by JRR Tolkien. Producers are Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson with Executive Producers Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood.

Made in High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D) and available in other 2D and 3D formats, and IMAX.

New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Theatrical release dates

New Zealand: December 12, 2013
US, Canada and UK: December 13, 2013
Australia: December 26, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Official Website



Colin Davies

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