With the holiday break now behind us, Peter Jackson welcomes us back with his sixth production video-blog in which he continues to show us some of the gorgeous locations where The Hobbit movies are shooting. We also get a look at Andy Serkis working as the second unit director.
While this video doesn’t reveal anything newsworthy about the movies, it’s always a very pleasant watch for fans to see the life on set as well as get some interviews from the cast. Speaking of which, MTV recently spoke with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, here is what he had to say about his experience working on The Hobbit:
“I was very lucky [to work] with Pete. As far as the experience, what an extraordinary one it was because at the time I was in my work; I was in isolation with him and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th, while The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters on December 13th, 2013.
“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.