28/11/12 10:11
by Coup De Main

'THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY' Worldwide Wellington, New Zealand Premiere will be streaming live from the red carpet this afternoon! Featuring a live performance by Neil Finn, talent interviews, arrivals and crowd interaction starting at approximately 3:50 pm NZDT

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' - out in NZ cinemas from December 12th, 2012.

"From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

The three films 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 adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.  Approached out of the blue 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 into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.  

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know."

Watch the red carpet live stream below...

The red carpet live stream event times as below [approximately]:

3:50 pm NZDT - Show Opening  / Welcome
4:00 pm NZDT - Neil Finn Performance (*set includes a performance of “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from the official soundtrack)
4:30 pm NZDT - Talent arrivals, red carpet interviews & crowd interaction
6:30 pm NZDT - Official Speeches
7:00 pm NZDT - End of Show

Watch 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' second official trailer below...

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