22 Dec '11, 2am

Lord Of The Rings fans get early holiday treat with release of trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Lord Of The Rings movie fans were given an early holiday treat this week with the release of a trailer for prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, whetting their appetites a year before the film hits theatres. The Hobbit is the fourth film in director Peter Jackson's box-office hit Lord Of The Rings film franchise. It explores the journey of hobbit Bilbo Baggins and how he came to possess the ring that he later passed onto his kinsman, Frodo Baggins. The two and a half-minute trailer shows an elderly Bilbo writing a letter that tells Frodo - the key character in the LOTR movies - about his own adventures. It then flashes back to a younger Bilbo being pushed out of the comfort of the Shire and into a journey across foreign lands guided by the wizard, Gandalf. The films are based on novelist J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy series Lord Of The Rings,...

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