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- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
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New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for Peter Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," which was the basis for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Jackson took the movie adaptations of those books to great heights, so there is quite a bit of anticipation over what he can do to the story that started it all. The news was announced on the official blog for the production of the movies, and can be found in its entirety in the Read link below.
The first of the two movies will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it opens Friday, December 14, 2012.
The second movie is titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again and is scheduled for release on Friday, December 13, 2013.
Both movies are being created using 3D digital cameras, and we're anticipating both 2D and 3D releases, and most likely IMAX 3D variations as well.
Fans of The Lord of the Rings movies will see some familiar faces. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. Even though some of these characters were not in the original book, the fact that the two movies will be a super-set of the book's storylines will most likely combine with creative license to work them in. Hopefully it's done effectively, and not just a "spot the out-of-place character" game.
To keep up with the latest and greatest news about these movies, be sure to add both to your Favorite Movies list!
If you're new to the Lord of the Rings, or if you've seen the movies, but haven't read the book that started it all, Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com has The Hobbit available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and audiobook editions:
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