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Watch the first preview clip from The Hobbit

It's just had its world premiere in New Zealand and now the first sneak peek from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is here to watch online!

Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen feature in the scene, as Bilbo Baggins (Freeman) is presented with his famous sword Sting, the same blade he later bestows to his nephew Frodo.

Here's the official synopsis for Peter Jackson's trilogy of Hobbit films, which begins with An Unexpected Journey on 14 December 2012;

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

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