Director Peter Jackson has taken to his Facebook page to inform fans that the first teaser trailer for the upcoming final installment to ‘The Hobbit’ series “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is on its way. He has confidence that this teaser will be released to the world sometime soon. (I’m thinking San Diego’s Comic-Con.) Jackson is expecting to have the first official trailer ready by October. He explains the reason for the delay is that the visual effects aren’t far enough along yet. Check out the image of Jackson with actor Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) and read his message!
Thank you all for your responses to my posting about Lorri and Damien’s book. Of course, many of you asked about the Hobbit Trailer. So, yes – there will be a Hobbit Trailer. But like the previous two years, it’s not going to be released until around Oct. The complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet. However … yesterday I finished work on a Teaser Trailer and that has just been delivered to Warner Bros. So no doubt this Teaser Trailer will be making it’s (sic) way into the world sometime soon…
Here is a brief storyline for the adventure/fanstasy.
The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” will arrive in theaters on December 17. The film stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Manu Bennett, Hugo Weaving, Aidan Turner, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Bret McKenzie, Stephen Colbert, Ryan Gage, Ian Holm, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Mikael Persbrandt, James Nesbitt, Sylvester McCoy, Greg Ellis, Ken Stott, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, Jed Brophy, Lawrence Makoare, Stephen Hunter, John Bell, Mark Hadlow, John Callen, Shane Briant, Simon London and Robin Kerr. Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Guillermo del Toro wrote the screenplay based on the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. Peter Jackson directs.
Sources: Peter Jackson, IMDb