Yup. It’s pretty much just as the title says. This new still from The Hobbit accompanied the interview Evangeline Lilly gave a few days back, but it features Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his new dwarven chums. Oh, and two plates of meat. Uh, yum?
The first part of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey releases on December 14th this year. Until then, we’ve got thrilling images like this and that damn wonderful trailer to keep us busy. How far away is December 14th? Over 45 weeks?! Oh god…sooo long.
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 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.
Source: Geek Tyrant