Sir Peter Jackson has revealed he will live-host a first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy, on March 25.
The news comes as details are revealed of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's foray onto the small screen.
The film, which has already netted over $1 billion in worldwide box office , will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on May 1 in New Zealand, with over 2 hours of production diaries from Sir Peter and the team at Weta.
It is believed the sneak peek of the second film will last somewhere between 10 to 20 minutes - but details are yet to be confirmed.
There is no word yet on whether an extended version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released - but Sir Peter has already hinted there was one in the works at the Wellington premiere of the film last year.