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The Hobbit film trilogy
The Hobbit is a cinematic trilogy adaptation of J. Guillermo del Toro had originally signed to direct the movies, but due to various delays and conflicts with schedules, announced that he would not be able to direct them. The production was originally planned as a two-part adaptation, but ultimately became a trilogy. Peter Jackson and his wife Fran Walsh expressed interest in in adapting J. Tolkien 's novels.
The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel The Hobbit by J. Tolkien , with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices to The Return of the King , which expand on the story told in The Hobbit , as well as new material and characters written especially for the films. Together they act as a prequel to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The screenplay was written by Fran Walsh , Philippa Boyens , Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro , who was originally chosen to direct before his departure from the project. The films take place in the fictional world of Middle-earth sixty years before the beginning of The Lord of the Rings , and follow hobbit Bilbo Baggins Martin Freeman , who is convinced by the wizard Gandalf the Grey Ian McKellen to accompany thirteen dwarves , led by Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage , on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Tolkien's world. Of course, he said the same thing after The Lord of the Rings , too. But this time it's going to stick, because there's simply no other choice. Despite the plethora of story fodder that exists thanks to Tolkien's extensive written history of Middle-Earth, those tales are unavailable to filmmakers and that's not changing anytime soon. The rub is the Tolkien Estate, as headed up by J.
John Ronald Reuel J. What many may not be aware of, however, is just how many other Middle Earth stories have been adapted long before Jackson would make his initial trilogy. Many of these adaptations have long faded into obscurity, while others are almost impossible to find in the first place. Sadly, the earliest Tolkien adaptation also happens to be the worst. Producer William L. A minimum running time was not specified thanks to a contractual loophole, resulting in an unfaithful, clumsy, and largely unmotivated collection of stills set to unenthusiastic narration.
Sign in. PG min Adventure, Fantasy. A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. M Action, Adventure, Fantasy.