Watch: The first trailer for ‘Tolkien’ shows first preview of Nicholas Hoult as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ author

'Tolkien' is set to hit theatres on May 10

The life and times of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien comes alive in the new trailer for the forthcoming biopic, Tolkien.

The film, which stars Nicholas Hoult, gives a bit of a fantastical twist to the autobiographical film. The trailer sees Hoult’s Tolkien through his childhood days in the English countryside, which inspired the imagery for The Shire, through to his time in the army during World War I, which sourced several of the battle scenes around Mordor.

Watch the trailer for Tolkien below.

The Dome Karukoski-directed film hits theatres on May 10th.