peter jackson hobbit Fantastic New Production Diary For Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’

Peter Jackson has released this third production video from the set of the upcoming two-part movie adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ via his Facebook page. The video showcases the 3D filming aspect of the project and provides a behind-the-scenes look at shooting on the film, interviews with the cast and a whole lot more. Peter Jackson has been giving us unprecedented access to the production process of the film via his Facebook page over the last few weeks – I‘d strongly recommend giving his page a ‘Like‘! This video just adds to my fiendish excitement  for both ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’

Both Hobbit films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his film-making team brought to the big screen in the fantastic blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ has been pencilled in for a December 14th, 2012 release date. ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ will hit cinemas December 13th, 2013.

Reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” movies are Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, and Andy Serkis as Gollum.  The ensemble cast includes the likes of Martin Freeman, who’s taking on the central role of Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch and Aidan Turner.