To be released this time next year!
It looks like a winner. I hope Jackson has hewn faithfully to the story – I’m looking forward to Beorn, the spiders, and the elves in the wood. And old Smaug, of course.
I second, Jackson has a knack for LOR with the audio & visuals really setting the tone, and attaching one to the characters. Something grossly missing from the Narnia series made film.