The dreaded dragon Smaug has been unleashed from his desolation and he threatens to bathe the lands of Middle Earth in dragon-fire. The company of Thorin Oakenshield have reclaimed Erebor but at a terrible price. The Necromancer has emerged from the shadows to exact his vengeance, starting with Gandalf the Grey. Lines are being drawn, forces are being gathered and Bilbo Baggins is smack in the middle of an explosive situation that threatens to turn friends into foes. The new trailer of the defining moment of the Middle Earth legend has just arrived. The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies will be the final and fiery chapter of a sweeping and epic saga.
Peter Jackson will close the defining chapter of his cinematic Middle Earth legend. Jackson, Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens and Guillermo Del Toro crafted the screenplay from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lily, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Benedict Cumberbatch and Christopher Lee headline the cast. The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies will blaze into theaters on December 17, 2014.