Sometimes you just want to give Peter Jackson a big ol’ hug for being so darn cute. He departs from the usual show-and-tell of his last behind-the-scenes videos to bring us a little comedy. We also get to hear some of the cast and crew’s favorite moments during the shooting of the first of the two-part series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
We also get some of Gollum (Andy Serkis) and Bilbo (Martin Freeman) interacting on set. You can definitely tell that some of the crew members had been eagerly awaiting the start of production after two years of waiting and delays.
Lastly, we get a whole lot of dwarf action and find out that even they can’t remember all the names! Check it out below. Well, Ian McKellan can, but he cheats since he’s a wizard.
The Lord of the Rings two-part prequels are titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The two films are set to be released December 2012 and December 2013. Check out all our coverage of The Hobbit.
Here is the letter that accompanied the video:
Good news and bad news today. Bad news is that we won’t be doing any Hobbit presentation at Comic Con in San Diego this year. New Line and Warner Bros were very happy to support a presentation, but I declined, simply because I felt it was too early. There’s so much more of the films still to shoot. I just wanted to get that out there, because I’ve seen various references to the possibility of something Hobbity at Comic Con. Hate to disappoint anyone. But something tells me we will be there in force next year.
Now for the good news…
We’ve just finished a new video blog, covering a little more of the first block of shooting. So please enjoy this—at least you don’t have to travel to San Deigo to see it!
I’ve been on the go since wrapping the first shooting block, but I’m about to settle down and get into the much delayed 20 Questions. I’ve a few half-written and will get those done very, very soon! I promise!