Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New 'Hobbit' Photo: Martin Freeman's Greatest Adventure Lies Ahead

It's been so, so long since we last saw Middle Earth, almost a decade ago if you can believe it. The world returns in 2012's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," another Tolkien adaptation courtesy of Peter Jackson and a sure bet to make all kinds of money.

Besides casting news and the general plot details, we haven't seen too much from the film. All of that changes tonight when the first trailer drops promptly at 7 P.M. PST. For now, you can get a tease by looking at this production still of Bilbo Baggins alongside his dwarf companions. Martin Freeman's Bilbo looks quite dapper in his rumbled clothing and knapsack, while the dwarves look like dwarves.

It's not very surprising, though, that Jackson's team still remembers how to make Middle Earth's denizens look like themselves -- they've probably only gotten better in the layoff since "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King." As "The Hobbit" will be broken into two films, there will certainly be a lot to see as Bilbo and his merry band venture across Middle-Earth in search of the treacherous Smaug. If you like any sort of fantasy, you're probably just as pumped as we are.

If you haven't caught up with "Hobbit" news, brush up on the rumored plot details, as well as our hopes for what tonight's trailer will reveal. Otherwise, look here and across the Internet at 7 P.M. PST sharp to start getting excited for next year's holiday season.

Tell us what you think of the latest "Hobbit" photo in the comments section and on Twitter!

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