November 05, 2013 03:49:01 GMT
The trailer offers new sneak peeks at the Hobbits' dangerous journey to the dragon's lair in order to take back their homeland.
A fresh trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has just been released during a global live fan event along with a new poster and behind-the-scene look at the movie's making. The video is filled with new footage that gives glimpses at the dwarves' epic journey to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim their homeland.
The event was broadcast online from around the world including New York, London, Los Angeles and Wellington, New Zealand. Director Peter Jackson along with cast Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage among others was on hand at the event hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
The "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" sequel will see Thorin Oakenshield leading his people to where the sleeping dragon Smaug resides. They encounter along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. It will hit theaters across U.S. on December 13.