You may remember Peter Jackson uploaded a video blog back in April titled ‘Start of Production’ in which the director showed us around various sets including Bag End (the home of Bilbo Baggins), Elrond’s Chambers and The Goblin Tunnels.
Now Jackson has uploaded a second video blog, which is again over 10 minutes long, and we catch the Hobbit team as they complete the first block of shooting. We see Andy Serkis (Gollum) in his motion-capture costume and working as Second Unit Director, and we are then taken with Jackson and his team to scout locations in New Zealand.
Earlier this week Jackson also uploaded a new image of the dwarves Dori, Nori and Ori.
JED BROPHY as Nori, ADAM BROWN as Ori and MARK HADLOW as Dori in New Line Cinema’s and MGM’s fantasy adventure THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
DORI, NORI & ORI
These three brothers, all sons of the same mother, could not be more different from each other. Dori, the oldest, spends much of his time watching out for Ori, the youngest; making sure he’s not caught a chill or got himself killed by Wargs or Goblins. Nobody quite knows what Nori gets up to most of the time, except that it’s guaranteed to be dodgy and quite probably, illegal. Dori, Nori and Ori are intensely loyal to each other – and whilst they are perfectly happy fighting amongst themselves, woe-betide anyone who means harm to one of these brothers.
The second block of shooting will begin in September.