I can still remember the teaser trainer to the first The Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring. I think it was in the fall, nearly fifteen years ago and I was completely captivated by it, freeze-framing every still so that I could get a good look at all the imagery that director Peter Jackson had put on display.
Today, we have our first teaser trailer for the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy. This is, as they say, the defining chapter of the six films.
Follow me after the jump for an early look at December’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Ominous. Enticing. And, alongside the haunting echo of Billy Boyd’s (Peregrin “Pippin” Took) vocals on “The Steward of Gondor” which you’ll remember from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, still magical after all these years. It’s a wonderful remembrance to the original, if out of place, trilogy.
“Will you follow me, one last time?”
A wonderful story, so long in the making, ends here. What do you think?