Moviegoers who are eagerly anticipating the December 26 release of the epic fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” will be able to secure their seats over a month in advance when tickets go on sale at 12.01am, Wednesday, November 7, Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), is the first in Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated trilogy adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Being released in the USA by Warner Bros. Pictures and Roadshow Films in Australia, all three films in “The Hobbit” Trilogy tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released in Australia on December 26, 2012, with the second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” releasing December 26, 2013, and the third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” slated for July 17, 2014. www.thehobbit.com