# Posted: 17 Jun 2012 14:55 · Edited by: generalmax
Two Films – Two films will be made of 'The Hobbit.' The first film, titled "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will be released on December 14, 2012. The second film, titled "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," is slated for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.
The first trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was released on December 20th at 10pm ET.
Director – The films will be directed by Peter Jackson with Andy Serkis as second unit director.
Characters – All major characters from The Hobbit are expected to appear in the films, as well as additional characters from the Middle-earth lexicon.
Locations – Both films will be made entirely in New Zealand, using many of the same locations and sets from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Producers -"The Hobbit" films are productions of New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production. Warner Bros Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television licensing being handled by MGM.
For more information please see: http://www.theonering.net/