What’s that thing you need to do on Wednesday? Oh yes, buy tickets to see “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Advance tickets to see Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy epic will go on sale at noon Eastern Standard Time on Nov. 7 in the U.S. and Canada, Warner Bros. announced over the weekend. That date is weeks in advance of the film’s Dec. 14 release, speaking to the high level of anticipation for the movie, the first of a three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved 1937 novel.
For those hoping to brush up on their Middle-earth lore, big-screen marathons of the extended cuts of the three films in Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will take place Dec. 8-9, with tickets for the day-long events also on sale online and in theaters across the country at noon Wednesday.
Jackson told The Times earlier this year that the three films draw heavily on Tolkien’s appendices to “The Lord of the Rings,” published nearly two decades after “The Hobbit.”
“There’s a lot of material, a lot of action, a lot of adventure,” Jackson said.
The second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” is due next December, with the concluding entry, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” scheduled for release July 2014.
– Gina McIntyre
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