Today marks the world premiere of the Hobbit. It’s been almost 10 years since the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was released and finally the long awaited prequel to the series is close to it’s release in the cinema’s. The premiere was hosted in Wellington, New Zealand and the cast and crew were greeted by thousands of screaming fans, some dressed as character’s from the films. Peter Jackson decided that New Zealand would be the perfect place for the premiere as it is where the film was shot and therefore he refers to the country as the films home.

Advance tickets are now on sale in the US and Canada for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Purchase your tickets on Fandango or MovieTickets.com to receive a free song download from the film’s upcoming soundtrack.

For a listing of theaters showing the movie in HFR 3D, click here.

Peter Jackson – ‘This is an incredible experience because you spend so long shooting a movie where you’re just focusing on the film and you want to keep everybody out. And then suddenly one day the film’s finished and the next morning you wake up and there’s 100,000 people coming to celebrate. It sort of flips your head upside down.’

 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release on the 13th of December, and looks to be yet another epic in the film series!

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