Third Hobbit film release date announced

Updated: Sep 01, 2012, 16:49 PM IST

Melbourne: The release date for the third film in Sir Peter Jackson`s The Hobbit trilogy has been set for July 18, 2014 Warner Bros. has announced.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the third instalment, titled The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be released just seven months after the second, which has been re-titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is due to be released in December this year.

That film will have its world premiere at Wellington``s Embassy Theatre on November 28.