Must Watch: 'Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' 13-Minute Featurette

December 6, 2012

The Hobbit

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 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.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


Can't wait for this movie, I could care less what everyone says about it online, I know exactly what I'm expecting from it going into it and I know that I won't be let down, love Tolkien, and although it'll never happen I'd one day love to see the Silmarillion come to the big screen, now that would be truely epic, not that the Hobbit won't be epic or anything. Way to go Peter Jackson.

Jeremy p. on Dec 6, 2012


i'm with you jeremy!

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


Me too man, my primary school teacher read us 8-9 year old kids the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings back to back over 2 years every day at the end of class. It was magical for us. Watching the features for the Hobbit are like magic too, so much work has been put in, by such a giant team. really good to see Serkis get some shine too with his involvement in the development of mo-cap and directing too. Can't wait now!

Carpola on Dec 6, 2012


thanks ethan - great watch! we get to see more of middle earth than ever before?.....woo hoo! everything in this featurette has just pushed me over the "excitement edge".....gonna be a long wait till next week. i'll be there opening night.......a 24FPS opening night.

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


I think I may just cry a little when I see this for the 1st time..

bat0u on Dec 6, 2012


I just saw it last night and the minute you see Frodo your going to become overjoyed with emotion.

Matt Peloquin on Dec 17, 2012


Can I just say, Cate Blanchett looks amazing.

Jace LeRoy on Dec 6, 2012


as always.

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


Wow... I couldn't stop myself from watching, I am weak. But such amazing imagery.

HyperJ on Dec 6, 2012


...why can't I watch the video?... the youtubez says "the video is private" ...

O & A on Dec 6, 2012


No doubt there are critics already lining up with their knives out to butcher The Hobbit for no other reason then to slash Jackson for turning it into three movies. But this is for the LOTR's fans and not the critics, so I say to the critics "Suck it up buttercups!"

Hattori Hanzo on Dec 6, 2012



Nick Sears on Dec 6, 2012


I think it's this one:

David Banner on Dec 6, 2012

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