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In scarcely less than one week’s time, Tolkien fever will return to once again envelop our world in the way that only Middle-Earth and destiny-driven Hobbits can bring about. An Unexpected Journey- the first instalment in The Hobbit trilogy- will mark Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson’s long awaited and much heralded return to the world of wizards and elves that he brought so vividly to our cinema screens one decade ago. The movies will show Jackon’s filmatic interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 Carnegie Medal winning fantasy novel The Hobbit, widely regarded as a seminal classic in children’s literature.

The trilogy of movies, set for release in December 2012, 2013 & 2014, will act as a prequel cycle to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and will star Sir Ian McKellen, reprising his role as the affable and endearing wizard Gandalf, Martin Freeman (widely known as The Office’s »

- Benji Taylor

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