Return to Middle Earth in this thrilling first adventure in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to "The Lord of the Rings." Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel, "The Hobbit" follows a young Bilbo Baggins on his first adventure away from the Shire. Sent by Gandalf the wizard to face the evil dragon Smaug, Bilbo is joined by a group of dwarves in his quest that puts him in the path of danger at every step--and on a collision course with Gollum and the all-powerful ring. Nominated for three Oscars(R), including Best Visual Effects.
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis as 'Gollum.' Directed by Peter Jackson; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.