From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien (Novel)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Manu Bennett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Aidan Turner, Bret McKenzie, Billy Connolly, Dean O’Gorman, Ian Holm, Graham McTavish, Mikael Persbrandt, Ryan Gage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, Jed Brophy, John Bell, Lawrence Makoare, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow, John Callen
Company: New Line Cinema, MGM, Wingnut Films, Warner Bros, 3Foot7, Weta Workshop
Releases: December 17th, 2014