By Steve BowerThe film is set to be released in the United States and Canada on December 8.
However, as the first film in the trilogy, it is unlikely that many will have seen the film.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released theatrically in the US and Canada for the second time on December 14.
It will be the first in the series to be in cinemas in the western world.
The film was announced at the Hollywood premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Sunday, December 10.
The first film was released in 2002 by director Peter Jackson.
It is based on the novels by J.R.
It stars Tom Hiddleston, Daniel Brühl, Peter Jackson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Armitage, Idris Elba, Daniel Radcliffe and Peter Dinklage.