From:The Straits Timesposted on 29 July at 11:20 AM
29 July at 11:20 AM

First teaser trailer released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The first teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online!

The short two minute video features some pretty emotional clips. Overlaying scenes of battle, destruction and the initiations of war with the song The Edge Of Night; a mournful tune first heard in The Return Of The King.

A poster for the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy, featuring a kneeling Bilbo and his sword Sting, has also been released.

The official synopsis for the film reads: 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. 

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

A full trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies will be released some time in October. 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will premiere in theatres on Dec 18, 2014. 

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