The Hobbit (film series)
The Hobbit is a series of three films directed by Peter Jackson. The films are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien. Large portions of the trilogy are inspired by the appendices to The Return of the King. Together they act as a prequel to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
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The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. The films are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices to The Return of the King. Together they act as a prequel to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The first film in the trilogy premiered at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand on 28 November 2012. The second film of the series premiered in Los Angeles, California on 2 December 2013, and the final film premiered in London on 1 December 2014. The Hobbit trilogy is one of the highest-grossing film series of all time. It was nominated for various awards and won several, although not as many as the original trilogy. Despite critics considering the series inferior to its predecessor, it was successful financially; the films have grossed more than $1.2 billion in the U.S. and $2.3 billion in worldwide box office. The trilogy was released on December 14, 2012, with the first film opening in New Zealand and the second in California on December 19, 2013. The third film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, opens on December 26, 2014, in New York City. The final film is released on January 25, 2015. The series is expected to be released in UK cinemas on January 26, 2015, with a UK release date of January 17, 2016, in the UK and January 19, 2016 in the US, and in Australia on January 20, 2016.
The last film is scheduled for release on January 31, 2015 in Australia and January 27, 2017 in the United States. The fourth and final film will be released on February 14, 2016 in Australia, and on February 17, 2017 in the USA. The fifth and sixth film is due for release in September 2016. It is scheduled to open in Europe and the UK on March 7, 2017, and then in Australia the following month. The seventh and eighth film will open in Japan on March 8, 2017. The film is set in the year 2102 and the seventh film is entitled “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” The films feature an ensemble cast that includes James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Billy Connolly, Graham McTavish, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Antony Sher, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace and Luke Evans. 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. Jackson and Walsh originally expressed interest in filming The Hobbit in 1995, then envisaging it as part one of a trilogy. Frustration arose when Jackson’s producer, Harvey Weinstein, discovered that Saul Zaentz had production rights to The Hobbit. Weinstein’s attempts to buy the movie rights from the studio were unsuccessful.
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