…and there is NOTHING wrong with that. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is being directed by Peter Jackson, the director of the phenomenal “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The book, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is a prequel to the famous LOTR trilogy, and the film adaptation is splitting the book into two parts. “An Unexpected Journey” hits theaters next December, and “There and Back Again” will come out a year later. True to Jackson style, they are being filmed back to back. While the book tells the story of how Bilbo first met Gandalf and found the one ring to rule them all, a lot of the characters from LOTR do not make an appearance (such as Legolas, Frodo, Sam, Elrond, etc). That is not the case for this film, however. Several of the cast members of the first three films will be reprising their roles, which really helps connect these two franchises. I cannot wait for this movie to come out.