Watch: Peter Jackson's First Wonderful Video Blog for 'The Hobbit'

April 14, 2011
Source: Facebook

Peter Jackson on 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 (originally from 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 all this. So dive right in.

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.

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im just so fucking excited

jellybelly on Apr 14, 2011


This is great,first the apes trailer now this,cant wait.Wonder what it will look like in rawcode in 3d. Its costing 500million,does that make it the most expensive film ever {for two films in one so I guess 250 each},and thats just the start budget.

tir na nog on Apr 14, 2011


There is a lot of heart into it. The jorney of production looks almost as big as the story itself.

xamel on Apr 14, 2011


Part of PR b/c of the friction between New Zealanders and the last production?

Ahmed on Apr 14, 2011


I simply can not wait! I love PETER JACKSON for bring Middle Earth back! Im ready for an adventure and can not wait to lose myself in Bilbo's adventures as well!

Lilsoutherngirl_us on Apr 14, 2011


as Bilbo said as leaving middle earth with the elves. I believe I am ready for another adventure.

PWestman on Apr 14, 2011


I am pretty excited for this, and I feel asleep in Return of the King. I always liked there and back again more, it is so beautifully self contained, and it has so much more narrative drive than the trilogy. And despite most of the battles and fights being on a much smaller scale, I think they have more impact. The mirkwood bit with the spiders could be legitimately terrifying.

Lebowski on Apr 14, 2011


"In a hole... in the ground... there lived a Hobbit..." Wow, my heart almost jumped outside my chest! This sure is going to be a wonderful journey. Phew... my first comment in weeks 😀

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


Holy Amazingness. I am so excited.

CisforCinema on Apr 14, 2011


I pray this lives up to the trilodgy! and great to see so many great british actors in it!!!!

Lee on Apr 14, 2011


This was awesome! I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to more vlogs from the movie.

Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011


There are times when even gold can lose it's luster, but when epic stories are told of great courage, honor, loyal friendships and of course Gandalf these stories you treasured for a lifetime. They are priceless. I can't wait to see The Hobbit:) Thank you Alex

Bettybmusing on Apr 14, 2011


That was great!! Very cool of Peter Jackson to do that.....just makes me like and admire him even more. Can't wait to see these movies.

Lorod on Apr 14, 2011


The end was kinda awkward, but it was cool to see they're actually doing this.

M.K. Nielsen on Apr 14, 2011


Nice to have video evidence that Middle Earth is back. 🙂 I am hoping to really follow Peter's video blogs this time to be a part of what I am sure will be another amazing journey.

Edward Curtis on Apr 14, 2011


this is a must watch alex

stfugtfo on Apr 14, 2011


Ohh yea I agree, I was thinking of changing it to that instead. 🙂

Alex Billington on Apr 14, 2011


I can only wonder how much more epic in terms of special effects Fellowship, Towers, and Return of the King would have been had they decided to film The Hobbit first and only now do those three movies. I'm totally excited about this and am anxiously waiting for part 1 to be released.

Chris A. on Apr 14, 2011


Wow, I'm not even a LotR fanatic, although I loved the trilogy, and I got chocked up a tiny bit by the end part of this. Godspeed and good luck the cast and crew in attempting this one (2) more time(s). Movie magic/making, isn't it awesome?

Johnny Neat on Apr 14, 2011


Yes, yes it most certainly is. It's this kind of stuff that truly makes me love movies SO much!

Alex Billington on Apr 14, 2011


I met Sir Ian McKellen a few months back... he told me he hadn't been asked to be involved in the film and my heart sank at the time, I had this horrible feeling that it just wouldn't be the same without him... lucky for me who telling a slight fib! 🙂

Sophia Z. on Apr 14, 2011


Chills and tears.

mat on Apr 15, 2011


Hell yeah, got the whole King Kong gang back together again (arguably the best movie in my opinion) along with other great actors and Weta!!! This is gonna be great, purely an exciting movie

Jwb3 on Apr 15, 2011


Wow I really am looking forward to this above any film, anything that comes out before this will be just appetizers, to the main course. But dont worry Jackson and crew no pressure or anything.

Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011


i love watching the behind the scenes type of stuff like this!!

Casey Carroll on Apr 15, 2011


God how blessed can we be to have a director with such a love and passion to do these stories justice on film. Peter Jackson rocks.

john s on Apr 15, 2011


I love this. I can not wait!! but I also know good things come to those who do. Here's to hobbits dwarfs wizzards elves and adventure and our world wide LOTR/ Hobbit family

Lauria2323 on Apr 15, 2011


Peter Jackson rocks!

Anonymous on Apr 16, 2011


I'm super excited for this, here's a drawing I did of Bilbo as a kid:

Crapola on Apr 18, 2011


Amazing! no other words!

Geraldo_beiro on Apr 19, 2011


It was awsome to hear that Ian McKellen is in on this! I seriously couldn't have watched any other actor play Gandalf! I am excited! 😀

Guest on Apr 20, 2011


Omg so excited!!!

Sallyd on Apr 22, 2011


Omg so excited!!!

Sallyd on Apr 22, 2011

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