Peter Jackson Releases The Hobbit Production Video #6
03.01.12 by Ryan
Fans haven't seen any more official footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first chapter of the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, since the first trailer arrived at the end of last year. However, director-producer-co-writer Peter Jackson has been good about releasing production video on his Facebook page.
Starting where the fifth production video left off, the latest peek into Jackson's The Hobbit continues to show beautiful shots of the New Zealand landscape used for the movie's sets, with commentary from some of the dwarves in the cast — Bifur (William Kircher), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O'Gorman), Ori (Adam Brown), Nori (Jed Brophy), and Dori (Mark Hadlow). The video also has Martin Freeman, dressed as from Bilbo Baggins, and Andy Serkis in his capacity as second unit director. (Serkis also returns as Gollum (in motion-capture) in the movie.)
Don't worry, if looking at the New Zealand scenery isn't your thing, there's also a section of the production video devoted to the movie's catering, which receives a compliment from Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen.
The Hobbit was written by Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second part, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will follow An Unexpected Journey in 2013. Reprising their roles fromThe Lord of the Rings trilogy are Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, and Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman. New additions include Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Barry Humphries as the Goblin King, Stephen Fry as the Master of Lake Town, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn, Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the dragon Smaug, and the recently cast Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot.
The rest of the cast of dwarves includes Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Stephen Hunter as Bombur, Ken Stott as Balin, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, John Callen as Óin, and Peter Hambleton as Glóin.