BIRMINGHAM, England — “The Hobbit” is back.

And so is the movie itself.

The film is set to be released on December 14.

It’s the first in a trilogy, the first to premiere in theaters in 2019 and the last to be shot entirely on location in London.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Sam Heughan, Laura Dern, Richard Armitage, Fran Walsh and Anthony Hopkins.

The first of the three movies was released on Dec. 5, 2000.

The second, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” premiered on Dec, 17, 2008.

The third, “Return of the King,” will premiere on March 7, 2019.