It was in 2004 that Peter Jackson completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, delivering what would eventually, through his extended editions, become over 11 hours of high fantasy storytelling to keep us company instead of women for the next eight years. Now, at long last--following long delays and struggles with director changes, hobbit racism, union demands, and ulcer perforations--Jackson has returned to Middle Earth to deliver a two-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and get motion-capture Andy Serkis to hiss "precious" a few hundred more times. As evidence, here's the first trailer for The Hobbit saga's opening film, titled An Unexpected Journey. Hey, like puberty!
Yeah, that sure looks like a Lord of a Ring. Feels so right to see a bunch of hair glued to Ian McKellen again, though, doesn't it?