We’ve had conflicting reports on time but news is that the first trailer for director Peter Jackson’s new movie,┬áThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be hitting the interwebs this evening. Everyone is completely buzzing about this new movie which will be released 14th December 2012 and then to be followed by Part 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again on 13th December 2013. These dates are crazy especially as they are almost exactly one and two years away from now but we have no doubt that the buzz for these films stand the test of time.

Warner Bros. have their slate nailed at the moment with The Dark Knight Rises trailer being released last night meaning both their summer and winter will be sorted for box office tickets in 2012 and let’s hope both franchises live up to their expectations. Today we have some new low-res images for you courtesy of scans from Total Film magazine in their ‘Coming in 2012’ section via CBM. In the images, we get to see Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman with his trademark massive Hobbit feet. There’s also some images of the other Hobbits which now look a far cry away from the comedy production videos that we’ve seen previously. These look dark and depressing and very Lord of the Rings esk which is exactly what we want!

Scroll down to view the images. We’ve already seen the Martin Freeman close up image but this one is higher res from the Facebook page.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stars Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Mikael Persbrandt, James Nesbitt, Brian Blessed, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Fry, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch and Evangeline Lilly.