New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and MGM have announced the titles and release dates for Peter Jackson's two-part movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's THE HOBBIT.
The first movie will be titled as THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, and scheduled to hit theaters on December 14, 2012.
The second movie will be titled as THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, and scheduled to hit theaters on December 13, 2013.
Both movies are set in Middle Earth sixty years before the event of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, in which Peter Jackson has previously brought to the big screen from 2001 to 2003. Both movies are also being shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.