|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug|
|Directed by||Peter Jackson|
|Produced by||Peter Jackson|
|Music by||Howard Shore|
|Editing by||Jabez Olssen|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release||13 December 2013|
|Running time||170 minutes|
|Preceded by||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey|
|Followed by||The Battle of the Five Armies|
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is an upcoming 2013 epic fantasy adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Jackson. It is the second installment of a three-part film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, beginning with An Unexpected Journey (2012) and set to conclude with The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film series.
The storyline continues the events of An Unexpected Journey, in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) travels with the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to combat with the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Jackson wrote the screenplay with his longtime collaborators and Lord of the Rings co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro, originally chosen to direct the Hobbit films. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled to premiere on 2 December 2013 in Los Angeles, and will be released internationally from 11 December 2013. Like its predecessor, the film used a shooting and projection frame rate of 48 frames per second. The new projection rate was advertised as "High Frame Rate" to the public.
- Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
- Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug
- Lee Pace as Thranduil
- Orlando Bloom as Legolas
- Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
- Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
- Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn
- Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown
- Craig Hall as Galion
- Stephen Fry as Master of Lake-town
- Ryan Gage as Alfrid
- John Bell as Bain
- Manu Bennett as Azog
- Conan Stevens as Bolg
- Ben Mitchell as Narzug
|Films||An Unexpected Journey • The Desolation of Smaug • The Battle of the Five Armies|
|Characters||Aragorn • Arwen • Bilbo • Boromir • Celeborn • Denethor • Elrond • Éomer • Éowyn • Faramir • Frodo • Galadriel • Gandalf • Gimli • Gollum • Legolas • Merry • Mouth of Sauron • Old Man Willow • Pippin • Radagast • Sam • Saruman • Sauron • Shelob • Théoden • Tom Bombadil • Treebeard • Witch-king • Wormtongue|