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Latest trailer for 'The Hobbit' released

posted 19 Sept 2012, 13:42 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 19 Sept 2012, 13:43 ]

Latest trailer for 'The Hobbit' released during Tolkien Week as anticipation builds for the film's December 2012 release.

 WARNER BROS PICTURES - Warner Bros. released the latest trailer for 'The Hobbit' on Wednesday (September 19) as part of the Tolkien Week festivities which includes the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit novel as well as Hobbit Day, the birthday of characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.

The two and a half-minute trailer shows Bilbo Baggins embarking on his adventure with the wizard, Gandalf as he leaves the comfort of the Shire.

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson plans to release the first of the three part story on December 14, 2012 and will continue to release one installment annually through to the summer of 2014.

"The Hobbit" trilogy comes after Jackson's box-office and Oscar success of the "Lord of the Rings" film franchise. It explores the journey of hobbit Bilbo Baggins and how he came to possess the ring that he later passed onto his kinsman, Frodo Baggins.

The three films are based on novelist J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy "The Hobbit" and is a prequel to the storyline in the "Lord of the Rings" series. To date, the trilogy of "Rings" books has sold more than 150 million copies around the world.