Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union
TRAFFIC ALERT George Washington Parkway northbound remains closed between Spout Run and Rte. 123 due to fatal crash investigation

Trailer for Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ released

WASHINGTON – The full film’s release may still be a year away, but fans of J.R.R. Tolkien — and Peter Jackson’s interpretation of his work — are getting a long-awaited taste of the next cinematic journey into Middle Earth.

The teaser trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was released this week and shows scenes from Bilbo Baggins’ trek to Lonely Mountain to help a group of dwarves reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.

And while Smaug himself doesn’t make an appearance in the trailer, those who watch to the end will get a glimpse of the ring that starts it all, as well as a character “precious” to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The film is expected to hit theaters next December. Check out the trailer below:

Follow WTOP on Twitter.

(Copyright 2011 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertiser Content