Check out a whoppin’ 3-minute sneak peek clip/trailer/footage (whatever you wanna call it, though the official listing is a “sneak peek” FYI) from Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, the second in his “Hobbit” trilogy. This is a prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” films, for those of you who don’t keep up with to original source material, i.e. read stuff. Basically you and I are kinda like Martin Freeman’s Hobbit, totally clueless about what’s going on in the movie. Thank God there are exposition goin’ on!
The footage was released in sync with the hour-long “The Hobbit Fan Event”, the full video for which you can check out below as well.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all—a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan Turner.
The king returns this December 13th, 2013.
And oh yeah, here’s a new poster, too: