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Peter Jackson To Show Off 10 Minutes of ‘The Hobbit’ This Week

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Color many people green with envy. For the lucky group of people who are out in Las Vegas right now attending this year’s CinemaCon (which is basically an industry equivalent of Comic-Con) ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ director Peter Jackson is treating the them to some special new footage. It shouldn’t be hard to guess what he’s going to be showing them.

Vulture is reporting that Peter Jackson is set to show off about ten minutes worth of footage from the first movie of his upcoming two-part prequel. Jackson will specifically be showing off the new 48-fps (frames-per-second) technology that many are hoping is the new 3D (but, oh yeah, ‘The Hobbit’ was shot in 3D too).

With this footage going public, it’s highly possible we’ll be seeing a new trailer with some more footage appearing in the near future. And if that’s the case, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Warner Bros decided to slap on a new trailer in front of ‘Dark Shadows‘ when it comes out on May 11th.

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is the first of two movies based off the novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Martin Freeman stars as the younger Bilbo Baggins with a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Billy Connolly, Benedict Cumberbatch and many others.

The story follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug (Cumberbatch). Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

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