Martin Freeman in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". Photo courtesy of New Line.
More than a decade ago, before Peter Jackson unveiled his "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, millions of diehard J.R.R. Tolkien fans waited with tempered anticipation, just waiting to pounce on Jackson for any mistreatment of their beloved text. Three films, seventeen Oscars, and over three billion dollars in box office receipts later, those same fans can hardly stand to wait another moment for the LOTR prequel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". And starting today, they won't have to. We all know "The Hobbit" will be another great adventure, but here are Five Facts about the film you might not know.