Watch: Peter Jackson's First Wonderful Video Blog for 'The Hobbit'
Ohhh now this is just wonderful! To top off the great reveal of Weta's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, another fun Weta reveal has arrived this morning. Peter Jackson posted his very first 10-minute long video blog from the set and production offices of The Hobbit. It comes from his official Facebook (embed via AD). Yes, it has Ian McKellen in it (aww man), yes it has fighting and LOTR music, yes it has Martin Freeman as Bilbo, yes it just brings a warmth to my heart watching this because it's so amazing to see this team together finally shooting this and being so open about all of it. I totally love it. Please, dive into this!
Watch the first video blog for The Hobbit below, and be sure to follow his Facebook page for more!
In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit... The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, played by 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. The first part of The Hobbit hits theaters December 2012.