THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is the first chapter in Peter Jacksons new epic trilogy set in Middle-Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them through treacherous lands swarming with Trolls, Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs. They must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature Gollum who will change his life forever. Alone with Gollum on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers guile and courage that surprise him, he also gains possession of Gollums precious ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities, tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth. Several key talent members from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy reprise their roles, along with exciting new cast members.