Peter Jackson has released a new video blog for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The director starts the video by announcing the film won’t have a big presence at Comic Con this year as he’s too busy shooting, but we will be seeing more things as the year progresses.
The video follows the cast and crew in New Zealand as they regroup for pick-up shots. Sets and costumes are brought out of storage, and the team prepare to go back to Middle Earth for the final time.
Watch the video below:
The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens December 2013 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again hits December 2014.