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.