Peter Jackson Welcomes You Back to Middle Earth

Director Peter Jackson welcomes you back to Middle Earth in this first behind-the-scenes video from his Facebook page. Take a gander at what goes down behind the scenes of “The Hobbit”, won’t you?

“The Hobbit”, a prequel to the “Lords of the Rings” trilogy, follows Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a Hobbit who journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug (rumored to be voiced by Leonard Nimoy).

Also starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, and James Nesbitt.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Wait I didn’t know Nimoy may voice Smaug. AWESOME! Synergy strikes again, anyone else seen that video of Nimoy singing the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins? LoL.

    And it’s crazy how perfect they got Bag End, Rivendell, and stuff again.

  • Lexavi80

    OH MY GOD, I LOVE TOLKIEN’S WORK!!!!!!.

    The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins????… LMAO JAJAJAJ…. I DID!!!!!!!!. UNCANNY!!!.

    I do love what Pete Jackson has done so far, and I know this one won’t let us down either.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! The few haters of LOTR were the people that can’t deal with changes. personally I think the movies did a better job telling the story, as the books are more like a history, than a narrative.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFLVZZMHXTFF2ZMMU2ZM4UK2KE Waldo

    can’t wait to see this in a couple of years! if the hobbit will be of the standard of the lotr trilogy, then it will be marvellous :)

  • Brian

    This is amazing! So much thanks to Peter Jackson for deciding to do this for all the fans. Almost brought a tear to my eye finally seeing it happening!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! I still think they shoulda left Hobbiton, and Edoras for sight seeing.

  • Anonymous

    why hobbit?, its not exciting like LOTR, why not Silmarillion !?

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      It’s got it’s moments, plus using other works that were taking place around the time he’s going to weave together a more exciting story in the vein of LOTR. Hell the books for LOTR weren’t exactly that exciting either because they were written like history and not a narrative story, and Jackson made those epic. Not to say the events weren’t epic in scale what with the wars and such but still. Hobbit has the fight with the spiders, the trolls, the orcs by misty mountain, and that huge battle at the end.

  • Lexavi80

    The Silmarillion is too… I don’t know how to put it… mmm… abstract?.

    “Iluvatar sang songs and then gave them being…”. I love the book but I’m not sure it’ll work on screen. To many stories too.