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Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2013

Watch two TV spots for ‘The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug’ as trilogy costs $560 million

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has released a pair of new TV spots, containing a few new slivers of footage from the next installment in the trilogy as reports leak that the cost of the new trilogy exceeds $560 million.

As was the case with the recent trailer, the footage reveals more action, intensity and no more of the dwarf-singing merriment of the first film as the road ahead grows ever more perilous.

Peter Jackson’s new films include 266 days of filming with actors, an additional two months or so of “pick-up” shoots and a couple of months left to go before the second film is released and a year until we see the final chapter, The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

The spending isn’t done yet and this report is, apparently, only through the month of March of this year.

Of course, given the fact The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed $1.017 billion worldwide and Desolation of Smaug expected to match, if not exceed, that number and the same goes for There and Back Again.

Both of the new TV spots keep the footage of Smaug extremely brief, there are still a few lines of dialogue to suggest that Benedict Cumberbatch is very much the man for the job.

There are also equally fleeting glimpses of what looks like Beorn, the bear/man shapeshifter.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and HFR on December 13th.

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