As well as being made available online from today it has also been released for use in cinemas.
The trailer gives a view of Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins as well as Andy Serkis’s return playing the part of Gollum.
The trailer will please fans of the original Lord Of The Rings trilogy as it has the same look and feel as Peter Jackson gave to these earlier movies. The new Hobbit movies are all being filmed in the director’s native New Zealand although it has not yet been revealed exactly where the new locations are.
It is no surprise that the producers have chosen to release The Hobbit trailer this week as the original JRR Tolkien book was published 75 years ago on 21 September 1937.
Saturday 22 September is also Hobbit Day, marking the birthdays of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Many diehard fans celebrate the birthdays of the two hobbits with a party and the official Facebook page for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gives ideas on throwing a party to celebrate the occasion as well as some Middle Earth recipes.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in UK cinemas on 14 December this year and is the first in the trilogy of Peter Jackson Hobbit movies. All 3 movies will be released in 3D and 2D as well as having a special IMAX release.
You can check out the HD trailer for the movie below: