WHO’S IN IT?
Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Ian McKellen (X-Men), Richard Armitage (Into The Storm), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean), Evangeline Lily (Lost), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Lawrence Makoare (Die Another Day), Billy Connolly (Quartet), Mikael Persbrandt (In A Better World), Stephen Fry (Blackadder), Ryan Gage (Judge Dredd), John Bell (Wrath of the Titans), Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords), Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire), Elijah Wood (Sin City), Graham McTavish (Secretariat), Ken Stott (Charlie Wilson’s War), Aidan Turner (Being Human), Dean O’Gorman (Kawa), Mark Hadlow (King Kong), Jed Brophy (Heavenly Creatures), Adam Brown (ChuckleVision), John Callen (The Rainbow Warrior), Peter Hambleton (Home by Christmas), William Kircher (Out of the Blue), James Nesbitt (Jekyl), Stephen Hunter (Ladies Night), Simon London (My Wedding & Other Secrets), Robin Kerr (Home By Christmas)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), director, writer, producer; Fran Walsh (King Kong), writer, producer; Philippa Boyens (The Lovely Bones), writer; Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim), writer; Carolynne Cunningham (District 9) and Zane Weiner (Shine A Light), producers; Howard Shore (Hugo), composer; Andrew Lesnie (I Am Legend), cinematographer; Jabez Olssen (The Lovely Bones), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After unwittingly unleashing the fierce dragon Smaug (Cumberbatch) upon the innocent community of Lake-town, Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) and the group of dwarves as led by Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage) are faced with the prospect of war from men, dwarves and elves who all for their own reasons want their fair share of gold from the Lonely Mountain. Oh, and there’s also the rising threat of the returned Sauron (also Cumberbatch) who with his army of orcs wants to reclaim Middle-Earth for his own…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth saga culminates in this grand epic which wraps up the controversial Hobbit trilogy and paves its way into the now-classic Lord of the Rings trilogy.