Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For Monsters: The Dark Continent
'Kill monsters, baby'
Shane Black's The Nice Guys Set For 2016
Russell Crowe and Ryan Reynolds officially aboard
Park Chan-Wook Finds Fingersmith
He'll adapt the Sarah Waters novel
New Clip Of Sam Claflin In The Riot Club
Not safe for lunch
Ross Katz Will Make The Choice
As the Nicholas Sparks movie machine rumbles ever onwards
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 July 2014
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard the Bowman or Smaug the Magnificent?
First Teaser Trailer For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
'Will you follow me... one last time?'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
12 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Into The Storm (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Broadway's Romeo And Juliet (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
No One Lives (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Latest Trailer For The Desolation Of Smaug
And a new production diary goes online

05 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

submit to reddit

With the release of the film itself now just over a month away, the promotional campaign for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has hit frenzy mode. We’ve just had a batch of new posters released for the film, and now here comes the latest trailer, full of fresh moments. 

 

This new look at the film certainly keeps up both the atmospheric spookiness of Smaug’s lair, the spider dwellings and the other dark corners of Middle-earth we continue to explore. Also featured? Lots of chances for Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and new character Tauriel (Evangeline Lily) to shine, plus Richard Armitage getting plenty of hero moments as Thorin. For those of you who want more of Luke Evans and his native Welsh accent as Bard, he’s here too.

The trailer, along with a new production diary that focuses on the last sprint of filming to grab remaining “pick-up” shots (and features Ian McKellen swearing!), premiered as part of a big Hobbit fan event that was held simultaneously in cities such as London, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Wellington, New Zealand.

You can see the truncated version of the live broadcast below (skip to 21 minutes in to see the blog), which stops just before audiences at the physical events got to see around 20 minutes of footage. Empire was present at the London location and will have a full report up as soon as it’s written.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug is out on December 13. For much more on the film, including our exclusive set visit and four different covers, check out the current issue of Empire, available in shops and in various digital formats now.  

 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Hidden In The Woods Remake Trailer Online
Michael Biehn gets his grindhouse on
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Movie Business Will Be Like 15th Century Florence
How Annapurna's Pictures' Megan Ellison is the bright white hope of film funding

Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)