Oh man, Peter Jackson just comes across as the nicest man on the planet, doesn’t he? Here he is in the latest production video blog for his epic two-part The Hobbit movie. Most of the behind the scenes footage was shown last week at Comic-Con, and thankfully Jackson has decided to share that footage with fans who could not be there.
The sneaky director filmed much of the Hobbit event at Comic-Con (which took place in Hall H), and not only do we get a rather cool look at the huge convention, but we also get a look at The Hobbit in the final stages of shooting. Check out the video at the bottom of this post.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of a two film epic, will arrive in UK cinemas 14th December 2012, with the second film The Hobbit: There & Back Again arriving in December 2013.
Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom,Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Evangeline Lilly,Ian Holm, Billy Connolly and James Nesbitt.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
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By Matt Wavish