The latest trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released this afternoon with previously unseen footage. The release coincides with Tolkien week which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit.

Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in the film and he will be joined by Lord of the Rings trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett.

New additions to the cast include Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug and Spooks and Strike Back actor Richard Armiatge who will play the dwarf, Thorin Oakenshield.

The movie will be released in Irish cinemas on December 14.