Peter Jackson has uploaded a seventh video blog for The Hobbit onto his Facebook page which gives us a tour of Stone Street Studio, the place Jackson previously shot Lord of the Rings and King Kong.
We’re shown around various departments such as props, production design, and WETA’s workshop, and Orlando Bloom (complete with his Legolas wig) makes an appearance.
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: An Unexpected Journey is set to open December 14, 2012 and will be followed a year later by The Hobbit: There and Back Again on December 13, 2013.