Must Watch: 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' 13-Minute Featurette
by Ethan Anderton
December 6, 2012
The release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is just over a week away, and audiences just can't wait. Yesterday, our own Alex Billington gave us some insight into the film and the future of the new HFR technology with the film shot at a higher frame rate of 48 frames per second, double the standard 24 frames per second that has been in place for decades. Either way, this fantasy will be something to behold in theaters no matter what format you decide to see, and a new featuerette from overseas (via Movies.com) proves just that. It's a 13-minute look behind the scenes with cast interviews and lots of footage. Watch it!
Here's the new 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for The Hobbit from Warner Bros. Belgium:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, 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 films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of 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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.