1) UK release date?
2) Institutions behind the film's production and distribution?
Production companies: New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema were involved in making decisions about the release. Trailers and sneak peaks have been released via YouTube.
3) What is the film's production budget?
4) Nationality of the film?
5) What kind of production is it?
A studio production
6) Any connection with other films?
It is the second part of a trilogy of films based on the book 'The Hobbit', and is loosely linked to the Lord of the Rings films as it is set in the same fictional world and features some of the same characters.
7) Who is the director?
8) Any star names in the cast?
Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Stephen Fry.
9) What is the film about?
The story follows on from the previous film in the trilogy, as a hobbit, a wizard and 13 dwarves continue their adventure on the way to reclaim the dwarves' homeland from a dragon.
10) Who will this film appeal to?
Fans of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy/book series, members of the Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman fandom.