Peter Jackson has posted another production video blog from the set of The Hobbit, and if you’re at all interested in the filmmaking process you’re definitely going to want to watch it. Since the production of The Hobbit is set to span 254 days, Jackson has split filming up into three blocks in order to give the cast and crew time to rest, and to give him time to work on visual effects/script tweaks. The first part of the video shows us the last few days of production on block one, where we see some of the actors doing scenes and Andy Serkis directing second unit work.
The remainder of the post follows Jackson and Co. around while they do location scouting during the break in filming. Apparently the second block will include a lot of on-location work. The cast and crew are due back on set September 5th to begin filming on block two. Hit the jump to watch the blog. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters on December 13, 2013. Both movies will be in 3D.
Here’s the production video (via Jackson’s Facebook page):
Here’s the synopsis for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit:
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort of cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he’s not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation with the fearsome dragon Smaug, the hobbit will brave the dangers of dark and dragon fire alone and unaided. [Amazon]