Warner Bros. has released this first official teaser tailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The film is the second of o Sir Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic book and will be released on December 13th.
The third and final instalment, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, arrives in cinemas on July 18 2014.
The films are set sixty years before The Lord of the Rings and follow the journey of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who finds himself caught up in an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug.
The cast includes Richard Armitage, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.