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Film director Peter Jackson releases Hobbit trailer

Wellington - Movie director Peter Jackson on Tuesday released a trailer for the third and final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies.

Fans have been clamouring to see a trailer for the movie, which will hit the big screen in December.

Jackson posted the video clip on his Facebook page, saying: "I think one or two of you asked to see this?"

Earlier, he had warned fans they would have to wait until October to see a full length trailer.

The video plays over a haunting backdrop of Pippin’s Song and shows the dragon Smaug setting Lake-town on fire and legions of elves and orcs rushing into battle.

It was shown over the weekend to fans attending the Comic-Con convention in San Diego in the US.

DPA


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