Hobbit Trailer: Climax Of Middle Earth Saga
A dark and dramatic trailer has been released for the final installment of The Hobbit.
The video for the Peter Jackson-directed film, titled The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, depicts an epic-scale battle that takes place in Middle Earth, based on the books by JRR Tolkien.
The advert shows calls the film "the defining chapter" and features familiar characters such as Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Orlando Bloom as Legolas.
The first-look comes after Jackson made an appearance at the 2014 Comic-Con convention in San Diego alongside cast members from the film Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Bloom and Andy Serkis.
Speaking about the film at the festival, Jackson said: "It's not a comical as the first Hobbit movie, that's for sure. We're getting closer to the tone of The Fellowship of the Ring."
It is the third and final movie in the series, preceded by 2012's An Unexpected Journey and 2013's The Desolation of Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is released in the UK on December 12.