Filmmaker Peter Jackson has revealed a trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a year ahead of its release.
The teaser showing Martin Freeman in the role of young Bilbo Baggins, is amongst a number of trailers that have been released this week for 2012’s big films, the BBC reported.
However, Jackson’s first part of The Hobbit, the prequel to his Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, will not be released until 13 December next year.
The new trailer shows the return of Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and opens with an older Bilbo - played by Sir Ian Holm - telling Frodo in a letter that he may not have told him everything about his adventures.
Andy Serkis makes an appearance as Gollum in the trailer, as does Cate Blanchett, who is reprising her role as mystical elf queen Galadriel.