Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have announced that the third film in director Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy, now given the second installment’s previous title "The Hobbit: There and Back Again", is scheduled for release on July 18th, 2014.
The second in the series is now titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”.
Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, stated, "We wanted to have a shorter gap between the second and third films of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy. Opening in July affords us not only the perfect summer tentpole, but fans will have less time to wait for the finale of this epic adventure."
Additional filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location in New Zealand.
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" follows 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 Oakenshield. 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" opens in AMC theaters in High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D, other 3D formats, IMAX and 2D on December 14th, 2012.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens a year later on December 13th, 2013.
"The Hobbit: There and Back Again" opens on July 18th, 2014.
Source: Coming Soon
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