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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.
To coincide with a set visit report, AintItCoolNews has released this first look at Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins on the set of Peter Jackson’s eagerly anticipated two-part “The Hobbit” movie adaptation. 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. Check out an excerpt from the set report below.
“What’s Frodo doing in The Hobbit? I don’t want to spoil too much, but I can say that Frodo is part of the connecting tissue between The Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring.
In fact, the next shot was an over the shoulder on Elijah Wood hammering a sign up on Bag End’s front gate: “No Admittance Except On Party Business.” You guys should have an idea where that puts this moment in the timeline.
Martin Freeman stood in for Ian Holm, who shot all of his scenes and close-ups in London. They would sometimes play footage they’ve already shot to remind themselves of what they had done previously and to help them match up shots. Peter and crew did that for these reverse shots on Elijah and I got to see Ian as Bilbo once again. It was quite extraordinary, actually. Seeing Ian in close up, wearing the wig, the vest and the pointy ears just put a smile on my face.”
Elijah Wood recently spoke to Comingsoon about reprising the role of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s much anticipated two-part film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit.’ Although the actor does not know what kind of role Frodo will play in the films, he conveyed his excitement about rejoining his Lord of the Rings co-stars.
“What are you most excited about to have the opportunity to be a part of the prequels? Since it wasn’t necessarily built into the original novel that you guys from the “Rings” films would be there.
Elijah Wood: Yeah, not at all. Look, I’m just looking forward to going back to New Zealand and spending a bit of time there. There will be plenty of old friends that will be a part of it. Largely I would imagine the entire crew would be relatively the same. So in some ways I think it’s going to be a very surreal journey. It will feel like traveling back in time a little. But I’m excited. There’s a lot of new elements to this. They’re shooting on the Red [camera]. They’re shooting in 3D, so that should be interesting. And I’m excited to read the script. I’m very excited to see what they’ve done with “The Hobbit.” They’ve stretched it out over the course of two films – I’m so curious as to what other elements they’ve woven in, because there are certainly additional works that refer to that same time period that they could weave into it. So I’m just very excited to sort of see what the ultimate vision is. I was down there about a year ago, February, and I saw some of the design. This is when Guillermo [del Toro] was still attached. So I’ve seen a lot of the design work. I mean, it’s extraordinary! And Alan Lee and John Howe are back in the art department doing designs for it. I think it’s going to feel very familiar, and different as well.”
Jackson, director of all three Lord of the Rings films, will be helming the two movies back-to-back for a 2012 and 2013 release. Confirmed cast include Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood. 2012 can’t come soon enough!!!